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Roles & Responsibilities

1.3 Department Chair

The Department Chair is responsible for awareness of all research or sponsored activities that are being conducted in their Department. The activities must be approved by the Department Chair (or their designee) in eProposal via the Document Summary Sheet (DSS) prior to submission of a proposal to OSP. The signature of the Department Chair on the DSS:

  1. Acknowledges that the research or sponsored activity conforms to the long or short-range plans of the Department;
  2. Affirms that the applicant is eligible to be a PI or Co-PI at the University of Utah;
  3. Affirms that the PI or Co-PI has, in general terms, the knowledge, time and ability to work toward completion of the scope of work;
  4. Is aware of the PI’s needs in order to conduct the activities, including but not limited to: space requirements, materials, staffing, cost sharing commitments, and any hazards associated with the conduct of the sponsored activity;
  5. Is aware of any potential conflict of interest and is willing to manage, eliminate, or minimize the conflict as required by the University’s Conflict of Interest Committee, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Federal regulations;
  6. Is committed to provide any specific requirements if the proposal is funded including cost sharing commitments and assures that these requirements will be in place prior to the award;
  7. Is committed to the completion of the project within their Department if for any reason the PI becomes unable or unwilling to complete the terms of the project. This includes over-expenditures, inappropriate expenses, or non-payments by the Sponsor.
Last Updated: 4/29/24