H. EQUIPMENT PURCHASING, INVENTORY AND DISPOSITION
I. EQUIPMENT LOANS
J. OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
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Refer to the JHU Equipment and Space Accounting Guide. If the equipment has been acquired under a federal contract or grant/contract or from a private sponsor, refer to the terms and conditions of the award.
I. EQUIPMENT LOANS
Agreements for equipment loans must be endorsed by the P.I.'s department and referred to the Office of Research Administration for review and approval. The endorsing department should take responsibility to ensure that adequate space, alterations, renovations, installation, additional electric, plumbing services, etc. are available to place the instrumentation in operational order. These costs should be estimated by Facilities Management. In addition, the Facilities Management Committee of the School of Medicine must approval all alterations and renovations (refer to Section III.C.9.).
University Departments are responsible for notifying the Office of Equipment and Space Accounting (Ext. 6-8411) of equipment acquisitions through loan agreements. Items of equipment not acquired through purchase orders are not automatically included in the University's inventory. In addition, equipment that is not acquired through purchase orders may not be automatically covered by the University's insurance program.
If the equipment is for experimental patient care, the Principal Investigator is responsible for obtaining appropriate institutional review committee approval.
For issues of personnel, payroll, expenditure accounting, purchasing and facilities management (equipment inventories, space accounting), consult the appropriate JHU Administrative Manuals and Guides. These manuals are available in every department, or through the Human Resources Office of Training and Staff Development.