Endorsement of the budget refers to the verification of the factual accuracy and/or arithmetical accuracy of budgetary transactions.
Only staff members who have been assigned their own area of responsibility and are able to review and evaluate all of the facts of the transaction (scholarship/grant recipients, contract workers, apprentices, interns, trainees, etc. do not qualify as staff) are authorized to issue a note of endorsement note of endorsement verifying the factual/arithmetical accuracy.
Under no circumstances may members of the staff issue notes of endorsement for matters in which they themselves are involved (e.g. as payees).
The commitment item is part of the account assignment elements. The term is derived from the SAP accounting system. Commitment items are used to categorize individual revenue and expenditures based on their type. Commitment items are grouped by five-digit headings (e.g. 52508 – Teaching & Research) and three-digit cost types (e.g. 411 – Chemicals).
An overview of the commitment item hierarchies can be accessed via the links below:
See: Kontierungselemente (Account Assignment Elements)
The funds center is part of the account assignment elements. The term is derived from the SAP accounting system. The term is synonymous with “cost center”.
See: Forschungsförderung (Research Funding)
Funds are part of the account assignment elements. The term is derived from the SAP accounting system. A fund is a balance of financial resources which represents temporally limited (funding period) and functionally limited (funding purpose) equity or external funds available to cover expenditures. The numbering system follows the chapter structure used in the budget. The fund number is identical to the internal order number (CO).
Overview of chapters
Chapter 01 – University
Chapter 02 – Research Funding
Chapter 03 – Endowments
Chapter 04 – Grants (External Funding)
Chapter 05 – Grants (Excellence Initiative)
Chapter 06 – Grants (Contract Research)
Chapter 07 – Supplemental Funding Excellence Initiative
Chapter 08 – Personnel Management List
Chapter 09 – Service Areas
Chapter 10 – Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Chapter 12 –Special Programs of the University
Chapter 14 – Department of Veterinary Medicine
Numbering system used for funds:
For the five-digit budget funds:
|3-5||Type of management|
The budget chapters are 01, 02, 03, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12 and 14, plus there is a special Chapter 70 (Safe Custody).
For the ten-digit external funding funds 04, 06 and 00:
For the ten-digit external funding funds 05 (Excellence Initiative):
|3-4||Types of Excellence|
|5-6||Funding for Excellence|
|7-8||Granting organization/donor (7) and differentiated performance indicator (8)|
See: Veränderung von Ansprüchen (Changes to Claims)
All of the forms related to payment transactions can be accessed here.
Members of the pilot areas who already use the digital document management system (DMS), please select the documents that can be accessed via BIOS.
The allocation of research funding from Freie Universität Berlin (initiative to establish external funding projects, research centers, research groups, etc.) and the granting of supplementary funding from the DFG (German Research Foundation) for already established externally funded DFG projects is the responsibility of the Research Committee (RC).
Various measures are in place at Freie Universität Berlin to promote gender equality and equal opportunities for women. The gender equality officers of the decentralized organizational units and the Chief Gender Equality Officer of Freie Universität Berlin can provide information on this topic.
For detailed information on this topic, see the FU Newsletter H 01/2009
See: Auftragserteilung (Order Placement / Awarding of Contracts); Beschaffungen EDV/IT (Procurement – IT); Beschaffungen Mobiliar (Procurement – Furniture & Furnishings); Vergabeverfahren (Negotiated Procedure); Wirtschafterbefugnis (Management Authorization for Budget Funds)