Institutional Review and Signature
Certain administrators in the Office of Research have been authorized by the University President to enter into research and training agreements on behalf of the University. At the proposal stage, this signature, along with those of other appropriate University officials (i.e., principal and co-principal investigators, department chair, dean/director, and vice president, if necessary) indicates the willingness and capability of the University to guarantee proper accountability and administration of funds. A PI’s signature alone on grants and other agreements does not commit the University’s resources and cannot be accepted in lieu of the authorized institutional officials in the Office of Research.
All proposals must have institutional review and appropriate approvals using UFIRST.