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ODU Research Foundation Signature Authorization/Delegation

Dear Research Community:

Welcome back to a new academic year of purchasing. The Old Dominion University Research Foundation policies and procedures require that any financial transaction initiated be done so with appropriate levels of authorization. Signature authorization is the responsibility of the designated Principal Investigator on individual project accounts, cost centers, overhead accounts and discretionary accounts. Co-Principal Investigators have automatic signature authority for projects on which they are so designated. Signature authorization may be delegated to staff or research assistants only upon express written approval of the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.

For any account or project on which signature authority has been delegated, all signature delegations must be updated. The Old Dominion University Research Foundation Signature Authorization/Delegation Form is the mechanism that is used to delegate signature authorization and to update what has previously already been in place. Completion of the Signature Authorization/Delegation Form is also the mechanism to establish access to the Foundation's on-line purchase requisition (using your email account).

The Old Dominion University Research Foundation Signature Authorization/Delegation Form is located at our website www.researchfoundation.odu.edu. This form may be printed and completed with original signatures of designated personnel. The original of the form is to be returned to the Research Foundation via campus mail. PART B - SIGNATURE DELEGATION is initiated by the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator to identify the specific projects/accounts and individuals for which authority is delegated. Limited signature authorization is allowed up to certain dollars limitations designated by the Investigator. The hyperlink provided below will take you directly to the Old Dominion University Research Foundation Signature Authorization/Delegation Form.


http://www.researchfoundation.odu.edu/pdf/signauth.pdf

For any questions, regarding Signature Delegation/Authorization or Purchasing, please feel free to contact Kathy Ganas at 683-4293 ext. 621, or email kganas@odu.edu.


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