1. ACCOUNT STATUS
The financial software package used in DIT is called Agresso. When a project is set up on Agresso (see Setting up a Research Account) it is given a project number.
This number is then used for all financial transactions during the project's lifetime. If you need to be able to access your project on Agresso you must first complete a training course.
See Staff Training & Development for details on the next course.
When you are preparing a financial statement for a funding agency you will need to get some financial reports from Agresso. Ask your local accounts office for these or if you need assistance contact the Research finance office....
Completed financial statements must be checked and signed by the Research finance office before they are sent in to the funding agency. Please allow a minimum of 5 working days for this process to be completed.
4. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
During the lifetime of the project you should regularly consider knowledge transfer opportunities. If you think you have an opportunity to develop intellectual property from your research, DIT's technology transfer office will help you make this happen.
For information about promotional opportunities such as publication in one of DIT's research and innovation magazines contact: Jean Cahill at .....t: +353 1 402 7659 or
5. ARCHIVING PUBLICATIONS
Arrow is a central repository for all research publications including theses, journals and peer-reviewed papers. In this issue of Research News, Yvonne Desmond writes about the DIT mandate to publish the full text of research publications on the institutional repository.
A recent paper on open access claims "Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research". Read it here.................
Arrow is now also responsible for the publication of the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies (edited by Dr Kevin Lalor, DIT). Read it here.............
If you are thinking of publishing a new journal then contact Yvonne.firstname.lastname@example.org to see how this can be done on Arrow.
6. PROJECT CLOSE DOWN
When the project has been completed the Research finance office will meet with you to go through the final finances and to make sure all documentation is correct .
For some funders you will need to organise an external audit done on your project, others will send their own team into DIT to carry out the audit. The research finance team will provide you with information about this procedure. Financial details in relation to projects may have to be held in DIT for up to 7 years so it is useful to have a close-off meeting with research finance to let them know how the project went and to provide them with contact information for future queries.