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Financial issues

Grants Desk VU/VUmc:
The Grants Desk VU/VUmc offers expert knowledge and a specialist grant database that will assist you in searching for grant opportunities (Research Professional ). In addition, the Grants Desk VU/VUmc offers assistance during all phases of grant application stages, including administrative and legal support. The Grants Desk VU/VUmc organizes support trajectories for researchers preparing a proposal in the NWO/ZonMw Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (Veni, Vidi, Vici) and in the ERC programme.

It is important to keep proper financial records of your research project. Each division has specialized staff who will be able to assist you with this. You can find a broad outline of this service here . The Clinical Research Bureau's  website contains a list of contacts for each VUmc division.

Budget items:
The key to a good budget is to include every element that may be part of your study. Advice on personnel costs can be obtained here . A list of typical items can be found at the EMGO+ site . Details of some typical consumables used for sampling purposes can be found at the Klinische chemie site.

Contracts may only be signed by individuals who are authorized to represent VUmc, these will usually be the individual division managers. Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA former technology Transfer Office) can provide several standard contracts as well as advice on drawing up research contracts. For details of investigator-initiated research, please contact the Clinical Research bureau