Project work can first start once a legal contract (with legally bound signatures of all contract parties) and/or a funding approval notice are present. Retroactive employment of personnel for the start of the project is not possible.
- Read the funding approval / contract stipulations carefully and observe them.
- Review the financing plan and note that this is generally binding. Only authorize those expenses that are provided for in the plan.
- Mixing funds from various projects of the same sponsor is generally only possible with written permission from the sponsor.
- The employees in the project should probably be obligated to nondisclosure by the supervisor.