Effective Thursday 11 June 2020, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) will be transitioning to the use of DocuSign to handle signatures and approvals on outgoing proposals, awards, and associated compliance documents.
For principal investigators, expect to begin receiving DocuSign materials via email for the following approvals:
- Cost-share or course release commitments;
- Award terms and conditions; and
- Renewals of Financial Conflict of Interest forms.
For department chairs, deans, division leaders, and other administrators, expect to begin receiving DocuSign materials for:
- Proposal approvals; and
- Cost-share or course release commitments.
DocuSign will handle routing and compiling the final, approved materials for all signatories’ records. OSRP will continue to seek physical signatures on documents required by sponsors—this will not change.
Hopefully, this change will provide more flexibility in reviewing and approving various forms and requests from OSRP.