Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to comment on policies in the final stages of development during a 30-day review period.
The Principal Investigator, and in part their college or school, is responsible for maintaining the financial integrity of a sponsored project including compliance with all sponsor requirements and university policies.
The University at Buffalo accepts external financial support for research, training, and other activities and agrees to comply with the conditions of the support through sound financial management practices. The Principal Investigator (PI), and in part their college or school, is responsible for maintaining the financial integrity of a sponsored project including compliance with all terms and conditions of the award, managing funds within the approved budget, initiating requests for budget and program changes, and submitting technical reports and non-financial project deliverables.
This policy provides guidance to prepare for and comply with E-Discovery requirements in accordance with State University of New York Legal Proceeding Preparation (E-Discovery) Procedure, Document Number 6610.
The University at Buffalo is committed to operating to the highest ethical and legal standards. Complying with federal and state laws regarding preservation of documents, whether electronic or in any other form, in connection with a legal dispute is an important aspect of this commitment. Upon notice that a lawsuit has commenced against the university, or upon reasonable anticipation that a lawsuit may be brought, the university and its relevant personnel are under a legal duty to preserve all Electronically Stored Information (ESI) related to the legal dispute.