OCGA’s responsibilities include the review and approval and signing and/or submitting of all proposals to government, non-profit, and higher education organizations for extramural support on behalf of the University. This includes sponsored project activities, such as research, training, and public service.
Proposals to Industry Sponsors (for-profit) and Industry funded Clinical Trials are the responsibility of other campus administrative offices.
Principal Investigator’s Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) to develop and prepare a proposal with the assistance of the appropriate department administrator or business office in accordance with prescribed agency and University Policies in sufficient time to ensure that all review deadlines are met.
In addition, it is the PI’s responsibility to complete an Extramural Proposal Approval and Submission Summary ("EPASS") in accordance with form instructions. The PI is also responsible for securing proper signatures on the proposal, EPASS, and any other required approval forms in accordance with agency and University requirements.