Institutional Prior Approval System

To carry out its responsibilities for monitoring and adhering to grant terms and conditions, The University of Tulsa has established an Institutional Prior Approval System (IPAS). Under IPAS, the University assures the granting agency that adequate institutional reviews and approvals of decisions affecting the management of sponsored projects have taken place. (Request for Budget Revision form.)

IPAS may not approve actions retroactively. IPAS must approve actions in advance. I may not approve activities under contracts unless the agreement specifically delegates to the University such authority. IPAS may not be recognized by some sponsoring agencies, in which case, written approval from the sponsor may be necessary.