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Researcher Certification and Institutional Review

All requests for external funding, regardless of source, must be processed through the proper channels of Baylor University before initiation of effort on the project. This includes all proposals / projects that involve Baylor University :

  • acting as the lead institution and the prime recipient of funds; or
  • acting as a supporting institution, where Baylor is the subrecipient of funds from another institution.

Without an award agreement or fully executed contract in place, the principal investigator alone maintains ultimate liability for any and all requirements of the research program, as well as any and all costs associated with the use of University resources commonly associated with the pursuit of this research.

The principal investigator initiates routing of the signed proposal routing form, completed proposal, and budget information to his/her respective unit chair and dean before submission to the OSP.

Individual signatories are expected to review all proposals. By signing off on the proposal routing form, the approving party certifies, per the language in the form, that the proposed project has support and approval of the academic unit.

All academic and administrative reviews and approvals will use the OSP Box site. Once the proposal routing form has been signed by the dean and chair of the academic unit, the principal investigator should notify his/her OSP Coordinator.