One of the responsibilities of the Senior Vice Provost for Research is to serve as the Institutional Official for University programs to ensure compliance to the Federal, state and UNH rules and regulations regarding health, safety and the responsible conduct of research.
The Institutional Official exercises administrative and operational authority to commit institutional resources, enforce policies, authorize necessary administrative or legal action, and otherwise ensure that UNH maintains strong and effective compliance programs. As required by federal and state regulations, the Institutional Official attends certain meetings and communicates with federal and state authorities.
The flow chart below shows the organizational structure for the Institutional Official, delineating authority from the UNH President. (scroll down further below the image for a PDF version)