Chair/Center Director

Animal welfare:

  • Assures that projects are in compliance with federal, state, sponsor and University of Utah animal welfare policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Provides for peer-review of all protocols not supported by grants prior to review by IACUC, by at least two individuals, one of whom must be the department chair; signs approved protocol
  • Promotes University animal welfare compliance efforts and programs

Biosafety/Recombinant and Synthetic DNA Molecules:

  • Assures that projects are in compliance with federal, state, sponsor and University of Utah biosafety and recombinant DNA policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Promotes University biosafety compliance efforts and programs

Conflict of interest:

  • Determines which employees must file Annual Financial Disclosure (AFD) form
  • Distributes AFD forms annually to employees as necessary
  • Ensures that AFD forms are completed
  • Forwards forms to University of Utah Conflict of Interest officer
  • Participates with PI in development of Management, Monitoring and Implementation Plan
  • Responsible for providing process and oversight for implementation of Management, Monitoring and Implementation Plan, as needed
  • Files Annual Monitoring Plan report to Conflict of Interest Committee
  • Promotes University conflict of interest efforts and programs

Data and safety monitoring:

  • Assures that projects are in compliance with federal, state, sponsor and University of Utah human subjects protection policies, guidelines and procedure

Education and training:

  • Promotes education and training in University compliance efforts and programs for all personnel involved in research in college/school

Environmental health and safety:

  • Ensures areas under their management are in compliance with University health and safety policies, practices and programs
  • Supports institutional policies related to the use of appropriate environmental health and safety practices and facilities in research activities

Financial management of research:

  • Assures that PI and departmental/center financial administrative officer follow sponsor and University of Utah policy and guidelines for proposal preparation, review, approval and submission
  • Reviews and approves proposed research activities for compatibility with academic mission
  • Reviews and approves planned and actual allocation of faculty time and effort
  • Maintains local oversight for the allowability and reasonableness of all project expenditures
  • Oversees all re-budgeting activities on sponsored projects
  • Provides oversight on all aspects of program income
  • Is aware of participation of co-PIs' participation, and if necessary, has negotiated a Facilities and Administrative split if the co-PIs are in different colleges
  • Negotiates transfer of equipment if PI leaves University
  • Negotiates changes in stewardship of primary data
  • Provides oversight on the implementation of University and federal financial policies and regulations at the department/center level
  • Ensures financial compliance with applicable regulations and University of Utah policies and procedures for sponsored projects within the department/center

Human gene transfer:

  • Assures that projects are in compliance with federal, state, sponsor and University of Utah human subjects protection policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Promotes University human gene transfer compliance efforts and programs in the school/college

Human subjects:

  • Assures that projects are in compliance with federal, state, sponsor and University of Utah human subjects protection policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Promotes compliance with federal, state, sponsor and University of Utah regulations concerning the safety and welfare of human subjects

Human tissue samples:

  • Assures that projects are in compliance with University of Utah policy on human tissue samples

Patents and inventions:

  • Encourages inventors to disclose inventions to the Technology Transfer Office

Radiation safety:

  • Assures that projects are in compliance with federal, state, sponsor and University of Utah radiation safety policies, guidelines and procedures

Sponsored projects administration:

  • Affirms that Principal Investigator is eligible to be an investigator at the University of Utah
  • Affirms that PI has the knowledge, time and ability to work towards the completion of the scope of work of a project
  • Affirms that Department will take responsibility for conductof an agreement if the PI is not capable, able or willing to complete the terms of the agreement, including over-expenditures or non-payment which are the result of fault by the PI
  • Affirms that the PI has the resources available, including equipment, space and support, to complete the scope of work or that support is requested in the proposal or that there is a pre-negotiated agreement with all appropriate University parties that the space, equipment and/or support will be provided if the award is made
  • Is aware of any cost sharing/matching commitments, of the source of the cost share/matching and assures necessary commitments will be in place prior to the award
  • Affirms that co-PIs have the necessary resources as above
  • Promotes compliance with federal, state, sponsor and UU regulations regarding administration of sponsored projects