Determination of ownership and disposition of property purchased using grant funds must first be determined. Ownership of any equipment purchased with grant funds will generally be specified in the award agreement. Grant Awards may also include conditions in award agreements that place constraints on both the use and disposal of research equipment. By honoring these conditions, the University fulfills obligations to the sponsor that it has assumed under the award agreement. Ownership of the property purchased can be either the sponsor, faculty member or the University.
If the University is granted ownership under the agreement, the purchase of hardware and software should go through the IT Asset & Vendor Relations Administrator to ensure compatibility with the University network as well as meeting minimum hardware standards. University site licensed software can be installed on University owned equipment. Support can be provided only for grant purchases that meet our standards. Funding for the replacement of grant equipment is the responsibility of department, they will not be part of the Central Microcomputer Budget.
If the Faculty member is granted ownership under the agreement, the IT Asset & Vendor Relations Administrator can assist you with your purchase. We recommend that you consult with the IT to ensure compatibility with the University network and programs. Future replacements of grant equipment will not be part of the Central Microcomputer Budget.
University site licensed software can not be installed on non-University owned equipment.