University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

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Research Contracts

For Research Contracts that include contractual commitments with other parties (including hospitals, etc.), those parties must also approve and authorize their commitment to the Contract.

RELATED POLICIES:  Indirect Cost of Sponsored Research, Research Administration Policy

This signing authority matrix does not apply to research grants received from funding agencies like Tri-Council.  For further information on the applicability of this policy to a research grant or Contract, please contact University Research Services.

RELATED PROCEDURE:  Research Contracts

Value of Research Contract Approval required prior to Contract Execution Signing Officer
up to $500,000 Department Head Vice-Principal Research or Designate
up to $2,000,000 Dean or Associate Dean of Faculty or Designate Vice-Principal Research or Designate
up to $5,000,000  Dean of Faculty or Designate Vice-Principal Research or Designate
over $5,000,000 Dean of Faculty Provost and Vice-Principal Academic and Vice-Principal Research