The faculty member who directs a program/project. The PI is the individual with primary
responsibility for the proper conduct and management of a project.
Other research personnel
Individuals working on a research project in collaboration with, or under the supervision of, a principal investigator.
Department chair/center director
A faculty member, appointed by the president of the university, with responsibility
for the fiscal, academic and managerial leadership of an academic unit such as a department.
The department chair reports to the cognizant dean.
Department/Center/project financial/business officer
Administrative staff at the departmental/center/project level who provide administrative support for one or more sponsored projects. At the project level, this may be the Principal Investigator.
A faculty member, appointed by the president, with responsibility for the fiscal,
academic and managerial leadership of a college or school. The dean reports to the
cognizant vice president.
The President and the Vice Presidents for Health Sciences, Academic Affairs, Research
and Administrative Services, or their designees.
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Assures review and approval of protocols involving recombinant DNA, viruses, bacteria.
Conflict of Interest Committee
Responsible for reviewing information and making determinations regarding proper level of management of conflicts. http://www.regulations.utah.edu/general/1-006.html
Environmental Health and Safety, Department of
Formulates policy and assists various committees in implementation.
Governmental Accounting and Support Services
The Offices of Governmental and Research Accounting have the primary responsibility
for maintaining fiscal records of contracts and grants, supplying project fiscal information
to Principal Investigators (PI), and submitting fiscal reports to sponsoring agencies.
They also support principal investigators in managing the financial aspects of the
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee/Animal Resource Center (IACUC/ARC)
This committee is charged with ensuring the humane use of animals in research and
compliance with national policies, procedures and regulations. The Animal Resource
Center is responsible for university facilities where animals used in research are
housed. Working with the IACUC, ARC monitors all animal research for compliance with
rules and regulations pertaining to the use of animals.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The IRB's function is to review proposed research in order to insure that the subject's
rights are protected and that risk of harm is minimized.
Office of Internal Audit
Office of Internal Audit is a service organization which provides both traditional
audits and a variety of non-traditional services including consulting and analysis
Radiological Health, Department of
Responsible for establishing radiation protection policies and authorizing the use
of specific radiation sources.
Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)
OSP is charged with assisting faculty and other university personnel to achieve funding
for research and other scholarly activity and to provide oversight on issues of federal,
state and university compliance, laws and regulations.
Technology Transfer Office (TTO)
TTO manages the University's Intellectual Property and helps University Faculty and
Staff realize the commercial value of their inventions.