The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) is the University of Colorado Boulder’s Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) to submit sponsored project proposals and to negotiate and accept sponsored project documents, including research grant and contact agreements, service agreements, data transfer and use agreements, material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, fellowships and related reports on behalf of the Regents of the University of Colorado. OCG is the office of record for the administration of sponsored projects (e.g., research, training and creative works) and service agreements on the CU Boulder campus.
Signature Authority exists to protect researchers. The CU Boulder's signature authority delegations are designed to protect academic freedoms, including a faculty member’s right to publish, and faculty’s intellectual property. Delegations originate with the Regents of the University of Colorado to the President and then to named individuals within the University.