Date Established: 2/19/2007
Date Last Revised: 11/29/2017
Sponsored Projects Services
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
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The Research Foundation is the only approved entity for the fiscal administration of sponsored activity.
The University at Buffalo (UB, university) recognizes The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (Research Foundation) as the only approved entity for the fiscal administration of sponsored activity. Funds received from external organizations to support sponsored activity directed by UB faculty and staff as part of their university work must be deposited with and administered by the Research Foundation. The Research Foundation will accept and administer sponsored activity funding from public and private organizations.
UB faculty and staff direct and participate in sponsored activities as part of their university work. The university is responsible for the safe and lawful conduct of sponsored activity undertaken by its faculty and staff and for ensuring that sponsored activities comply with all applicable rules and regulations.
In order for the university to effectively discharge its oversight responsibilities, the organization administering sponsored activity funds must be legally obligated to comply with State University of New York (SUNY) and UB policies and procedures, and allow UB unrestricted access to personnel and financial records relating to sponsored activities. Only the Research Foundation is so obligated and is the only organization that may accept and administer funds in support of UB sponsored activities. The Research Foundation has the policy, financial, and compliance infrastructure to meet the requirements of government, other publicly funded sponsors, and private organizations.
UB cannot require, monitor, or ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and SUNY and UB policies by organizations other than the Research Foundation, and disclaims all institutional responsibility and liability for acts and omissions of its faculty and staff in the course of performing sponsored activities when funding is accepted and administered by an organization other than Research Foundation.
This policy applies to all funds received from an external organization in support of sponsored activities directed by UB faculty and staff.
A UB faculty or staff member who bears responsibility for the leadership of a project, program, or an activity. The PI accepts overall responsibility for directing the research, financial oversight, and compliance with relevant university policies and sponsor terms and conditions.
Any externally funded research, training, evaluative testing, or public service project directed by UB faculty or staff as part of their university work that requires the university to perform a specified program or deliver a specified product during a specified period of performance. The proposed work requires a specific line of scholarly inquiry such as a work statement, testing of a hypothesis, a model project, or a defined set of deliverables. Deliverables may include programmatic, technical, and detailed financial reports during or at the conclusion of the project. Sponsored activity funding cannot be made to UB anonymously; the sponsor/funder must always be identified.
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