Procedure 1A

Applications, Proposals, Contracts, Agreements, and Licenses – Research

Preamble:

Procedure 1A functions as a delegation of the authority of the Board of Governors to bind the University. The purpose of Procedure 1A is to identify those individuals who are in receipt of delegated authority and who are accountable for its exercise.  Individuals who exercise signing authority, as outlined below, ought to ensure that relevant internal processes have been undertaken and satisfied prior to execution of an Application, Proposal, Contract, Agreement, and/or License.

The level of authority required to enter into applications, proposals, contracts, agreements and licenses relating to the research enterprise of the University and to bind the University to the terms thereof shall depend on the dollar amount of such documents.

Persons designated under this procedure are expected not to exercise their signing authority in circumstances where conflicts of interest exist or could be seen to exist. In addition, they are expected to inform their immediate supervisor when such circumstances exist. (Refer to Policy 69 - Conflict of Interest.)

A.  ALL RESEARCH APPLICATIONS AND PROPOSALS:

Subject to the provisions of paragraphs D and E below, one of:

The Vice-President, University Research
The Associate Vice-President, University Research

B.  RESEARCH CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS – SINGLE AGREEMENT OF MORE THAN $5,000,000; OR

LICENSES AND AGREEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER - SINGLE AGREEMENT OF MORE THAN $5,000,000

One of:

The President
The Vice-President, Academic & Provost

and one of:

The Vice-President, University Research
The Associate Vice-President, University Research

and:

            A Dean

C. RESEARCH CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS – SINGLE AGREEMENT FROM $1,000,001 UP TO AND INCLUDING $5,000,000; OR

LICENCES AND AGREEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER - SINGLE AGREEMENT FROM $1,000,001 UP TO AND INCLUDING $5,000,000

One of:

The Vice-President, University Research
The Associate Vice-President, University Research

and:

            A Dean

D.  SINGLE RESEARCH APPLICATIONS AND PROPOSALS UP TO AND INCLUDING $1,000,000; OR

RESEARCH CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS – SINGLE AGREEMENT UP TO AND INCLUDING $1,000,000; OR

LICENSES AND AGREEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER - SINGLE AGREEMENT UP TO AND INCLUDING $1,000,000

One of:

A Director, Office of Research
An Associate Director, Office of Research

E.  SINGLE RESEARCH APPLICATION OR PROPOSAL OF UP TO AND INCLUDING $500,000; OR

RESEARCH CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS – SINGLE AGREEMENT OF UP TO AND INCLUDING $500,000; OR

LICENCES & AGREEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER - SINGLE AGREEMENT OF UP TO AND INCLUDING $500,000

(i)The authorized signatories mentioned in paragraph D of this Procedure 1A may delegate their authority to other University employees from time to time in connection with the following classes of documents:a single research application or proposal of up to $500,000, or
(ii)a single research contract or agreement of up to and including $500,000, or
(iii)a single license or agreement with respect to technology transfer of up to and including $500,000.

As at the date of approval of this Procedure 1A, such authority has been delegated to the following:

One of:

A Senior Manager, Office of Research
A Manager, Office of Research
A Technology Manager, Office of Research