Campus Roles & Responsibilities

Campus Roles & Responsibilities

PI, Department, and College Roles
Principal Investigator The primary person responsible for the scientific, technical and financial aspects of a research grant, cooperative agreement, training or service project, clinical study, contract, other sponsored project or material transfer agreement.
Department Head/Center Director  A university official with managerial and fiscal responsibilities for a designated area, such as a department, center or institute.
Dean A university official with managerial and fiscal responsibilities. Each school, division, or college is administered by a dean under the supervision of the Provost.
College Fiscal Officer In coordination with deans, an employee who provides budgeting, accounting, monitoring and oversight of a particular college in support of Mines financial policies.
Program Administrator An employee responsible for providing administrative support for one or more sponsored projects within a department.

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University Roles
Vice President of Research & Technology Transfer Chief research officer, responsible for oversight of Institutional Review Board (IRB) research initiatives and technology transfer activities.
Research Integrity Officer The primary person responsible for overseeing Mines compliance with all research policies. Reports to the Vice President of Research & Technology Transfer.
Provost  Chief academic officer for all campus units including colleges, centers and departments. 
Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration Chief financial officer responsible for financial records and accounts of the university.
Director of Compliance and Policy Chief compliance and policy officer responsible for policy development process and enhancing the compliance consciousness across campus.

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Administrative Entity Roles
Office of Research Administration (ORA) Office designated by the university with the responsibility to review and provide institutional endorsement for all proposals to federal and other external sponsors (excluding gifts), assuring compliance with university policies and sponsor terms and conditions. ORA is the institutional authority for the negotiation and acceptance of financial support or other contractually-binding obligations in the form of a contract, grant, or agreement, including material transfer agreements and clinical trials. ORA is the authorized institutional official for post-award actions necessitating agency approvals: change in P.I., rebudgeting, no-cost extension, progress reports, etc. See Proposal, Contract, and Grant Assignments.
Office of Legal Counsel Provides guidance pertaining to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including export controls and trade sanctions. Must review and approve any request for indemnification by the university.

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