Reporting and Claiming Expenses
All claims for reimbursement of expenses must comply with the Travel and Expense Policy and associated as well as the terms and conditions of your award. Any claims that do not adhere to Mount Royal policies and procedures will be returned by the Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE).
The Principal Investigator (PI) is accountable if research funds are overspent. They may also be held responsible for covering deficits for unapproved or ineligible expenses or for not complying with the University and the funding agency's rule and regulations.
Research expense claims for research funds administered by the ORSCE can only be authorized through and by the ORSCE.
Reimbursement for MRU Employees
Reimbursement of expenses paid personally by a researcher can only be made through the Mount Royal Expense Report via Chrome River.
Chrome River is Mount Royal University's new online and mobile platform for completing, reviewing and approving Pre-Travel Authorization, Expense Claims and Purchase Care Reconciliations. Single Sign On can be accessed through your Gmail account. If you have questions or in need of help, please contact the Payables and Expense Management:
Some of the most common expenses are:
- 64501: Bachelor's (Canadian/Permanent Residence)
- 64502: Bachelor's (Foreign)
- 64503: Master's (Canadian/Permanent Residence)
- 64504: Master's (Foreign)
- 65505: Doctorate (Canadian/Permanent Residence)
- 65506: Doctorate (Foreign)
- 65507: Post Doc (Canadian/Permanent Residence)
- 65508: Post Doc (Foreign)
- 65509: Research Assistant (Other)
- 69002: Labour cost recovery (Research)
- 72000: Office supplies (E.g., pens, pencils, binders)
- 72001: Electronic supplies (E.g., audio visual materials, slides, lab supplies, media production costs)
- 72002: Materials
- 72003: Publications
- 72004: Subscriptions
- 72005: Memberships
- 72006: Textbooks
- 72007: Printing
- 72008: Photocopying
- 72050: Other supplies (Miscellaneous that do not fit a previously mentioned category)
- *78110: Conference attended
- *78111: Conference hosted
- *78112: Department meeting/activity
- *78113: External meeting (Business)
- *78114: Eternal meeting (Government)
- 79020: Cost recovery
- *79001: Field trips
*Codes marked with an asterisk (*) require an activity code to further describe the expenditure.
If you need the full list of accounting codes, it is available through your MyMRU.
A detailed receipt is required to support all requests for reimbursement.
- If the receipt is for food for conference/meeting, you need the following information:
- Purpose and date(s) of the event(s)
- List of the participants or attendees
- If name(s) of the research participants can't be disclosed due to the confidential nature of the nature of the research, the Principal Investigator (PI) must mention in the expense report why the research participant's name(s) are not available. To provide incentives through the Tri-Council, this needs to be disclosed in your Ethics clearance.
- Incentives paid for research recruitment and participation:
- Supplier invoices for examination of details
- Proof of payment of incentives (E.g., signed receipts, coded list of recipients, attestation of researcher and/or others involved in the payment incentive)
- Adequate justification is required for research expenses but are not normally provided by the institution. Some examples include supplies, computers, tablets, modems, emerging technology, hardware and other specialized software needed.
Reimbursement for Non Employees
Reimbursement for non employees are processed through ORSCE upon the Project Investigator's submission of request for reimbursement with original receipt(s). To request a form, contact the Research Finance Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact our Research Finance Analyst, Suman Panta, at 403.440.8639 or email@example.com.