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Staff at our funded institutions have developed good practices, policies and processes for managing the CFI funding they receive. Read some of them here and write to us to share your own.

Keep in mind we are providing these as a helpful resource. They are not requirements since a practice that works well in one institution may not be appropriate for another. Find the ones that work for your institution.

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Important considerations for items involving an in-kind contribution
Through the provision of in-kind contributions, the supplier community has a means of contributing to CFI-funded projects and establishing research…
Access to key project information by relevant stakeholders
At institutions, management and oversight functions of CFI-funded projects may be held by several individuals across various units. For example,…
Additional oversight for large or complex projects
The risks associated with CFI-funded projects can vary greatly from one project to another. Large or complex projects often require additional…
Oversight for sole-source procurement
The CFI operates on the principle that its funds must be used effectively, economically, and in the best interests of the research supported by the…
Referencing CFI item numbers to facilitate review and reporting
The CFI funds specific items of an infrastructure project. A CFI item number is assigned to each item approved by the CFI, as presented in the CFI-…