7. What happens next after the contract has been signed?
As soon as the contract has been signed with legal effect by all partners Team External Funding Administration (VI DMV) can establish a respective third-party funds (Drittmittelfonds) and third-party funds may be transferred to FU Berlin.
Only then the scientific project managers may make expenditures and process personnel matters (especially recruitment).
The original copy of the signed contract shall be kept at the Research Department. Project managers are asked to submit an original copy of every signed contract to the Research Department (VI). Should there be no additional original copy, project managers are advised to make a copy or scan of the contract for their own documentation.