Any Research related funding or in-kind (including equipment, materials etc.) from sources that do not fall under the following should undergo due diligence checks in addition to the RKE standard ARCP process (this is regardless of the funding amount). RKE’s ARCP process assesses the financial implications arising from accepting funding (e.g. matched funding, overheads, VAT etc.)
- Proposed grants, funding, and donations from the UK government, UK Universities, funding councils, and related bodies within the UK, USA, Australia or EU will be subject to RKE grant funding application procedures (using ARCP) and then can be progressed to the signing of an appropriate agreement with the funder in accordance with Aston University contractual procedures.
- Proposed grants from grant-giving bodies, which are subject to competitive, peer-reviewed bids for funds, will undergo the standard RKE grant funding application procedures (through ARCP).
- Research Donations and Grants from any member charity of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRCs) will undergo the standard RKE grant funding application procedures (through ARCP).
- Donors that were checked and accepted in the last 12 months, unless there have been known issues that could potentially implicate the initial clearance.