As a successful recipient of a Joint Action research grant, all applicants are asked to abide by the following terms and conditions as a pre-requisite for receiving their funding.
Successfully shortlisted applicants will be asked to read through these terms and conditions as part of progressing their application from the abstract stage to the full application stage of the Grants process.
On completion of the grants process, a paper copy of the Terms & Conditions will need to be signed by both the Lead Applicant, an authorised representative of the host institution(s) and the chair of the Grants Committee before a final award is made.
To use this grant, solely to undertake the work outlined in your original application.
To provide evidence of Ethical Approval along with a signed copy of these terms and conditions by both the Lead Applicant, an authorised representative of the host institution(s) and the chair of the Grants Committee prior to receipt of any funds.
To immediately notify the Chair of the Grants Committee in writing, of any proposed changes to the research project, its budget or timescales.
To complete and upload a quarterly progress summary to your Joint Account for work undertaken under this grant.
To complete and upload a detailed six-month progress report to your Joint Account for work undertaken under this grant.
To complete and upload a detailed annual progress report to your Joint Account for work undertaken under this grant.
To upload a quarterly invoice (in arrears) to your Joint Account for work undertaken under this grant.
To publicise this specific grant and any subsequent funders that Joint Action secures, in all materials and presentations both online and offline, prior-to, during and resulting from this specific research project using the methods noted in the official Joint Action publicity pack.
To discuss with Joint Action any subsequent intellectual property rights that may arise from this specifically funded research project for mutual financial benefit to orthopaedic research.
To complete and forward a final report to the Chair of the Grants Committee, no later than three months after completion of the project.
Any unused portions of funding, any underspend or any amendments to initial financial projections will be re-allocated to general funds to allow future grant applications within three months of the original completion date of the project unless prior notification has been made in writing to substantiate otherwise to the Chair of the Grants Committee.
Only upon satisfactory receipt of the completed reports and accompanying invoices will the next instalment of funds be released.
Failure to comply with any of these terms and conditions for the entire duration of the awarded grant period will result in a full revocation of the award and all unspent monies allocated to your award will be reinvested by the Joint Action Advisory Board for future awards.
Failure to progress the project within the original timescales or failure to complete the project will require a full written explanation to the Chair of the Grants Committee immediately any issues are noticed and may result in any monies that have already been issued being recouped by Joint Action.
If no communication is received and a project remains dormant for more than three months, the Advisory Board may exercise their right to terminate the award and re-invest any unspent funds for future awards.