The University of Florida is committed to acting with integrity in the management of sponsored programs. The goals of this document are to provide descriptions of key individuals or units and their responsibilities within the management and oversight of sponsored programs. All individuals involved in research should take personal responsibility for their actions in pursuit of individual and organizational excellence. Each individual should uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in accordance with University, sponsor, state, and federal policies and regulations.
Given the variety of support structures throughout the University, this document will differentiate responsibilities at the Principal Investigator (PI), Department Administration, Chair, Dean, Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP), and Contracts & Grants Accounting Services (C&G). This document tries to make clear when particular parties are responsible for an action but understand that “department administration” may be sometimes served through lab managers, departmental support, shared service centers, or college administration. We leave the division of duties within each college or major unit to the Dean or Director of each unit.
Establish departmental procedures supporting University policies and procedures for proposing, expending and certifying effort.