All documents that obligate Drexel University or the Drexel University College of Medicine personnel, facilities, intellectual property, or other resources require an authorized University signature. The signature assures that appropriate policies, procedures, legal requirements and risks have been addressed.
The Office of Research Administration is the designated signatory for all sponsored agreements, professional services agreements where the University is the contractor, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements and other collaborative agreements.
The Principal Investigator may be asked to sign a "read and understood" clause to indicate they understood the terms and conditions of the agreement and approve the scope of work. Under no circumstances are faculty or other university administrative officials authorized to sign and accept externally sponsored awards or agreements that obligate University resources as described above.