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Institutional Official (IO) Responsibilities

Institutional Official (IO) Responsibilities by Central Office

  Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Pre Award Institutional Officials Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Post Award Institutional Officials Research Management Group (RMG) School of Medicine Institutional Officials

Industrial Contracts Office (ICO) Institutional Officials

Proposals Processes all  Stanford University proposals except the School of Medicine. This includes industry sponsored contracts.   Processes all School of Medicine proposals None
Awards  None Setup all Stanford University awards except those handled by RMG and ICO Setup all awards for basic grants, fellowships and industry sponsored clinical trials for the School of Medicine Negotiate and setup all industry sponsored contracts except clinical trials
Subawards All, except those under industry sponsored clinical trials All, except those under industry sponsored clinical trials   None

The IO (Institutional Official) is an individual named by Stanford, who is authorized to act for the institution, and to assume the obligations imposed by federal, state and local laws, regulations, requirements and conditions, as well as Stanford policy that applies to a proposal and award.

The IO reviews, endorses, signs and submits proposals to the sponsor on behalf of Stanford. In signing a proposal and in accepting a corresponding award, this individual certifies that Stanford will comply with the assurances and certifications referenced in the application. 

This individual's signature further certifies that Stanford will be accountable both for appropriate use of funds awarded and performance of the sponsored project activities resulting from the application.

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