All benefits-eligible employees are automatically assigned an eCD Discloser role. This allows you to file your annual disclosures and update your disclosures through the year. In addition, non-benefit eligible employees may be given a Discloser role if their responsibilities to Northeastern require disclosure of actual or potential conflicts of interest or commitments, for example, if they are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research or sponsored program activities or designated by a UCO. You may also request an eCD Disclosure role by contacting the NU-RES Help Center.
eCD Power User
The role allows the member of the Compliance Office to build and manage the disclosure cycles in the system.
eCD UCO Reviewer
The University Compliance Officer role allows members of Northeastern’s Compliance Department to review and manage individual disclosures.
eCD NU-RES Reviewer
The role allows members of NU-RES to review and manage those disclosures of faculty, staff, and students who are responsible for the design, conduct, and reporting of research.
A Northeastern University employee who submits a contract for review, either on their own behalf, or on the behalf of another.
As specified by the Office of the General Counsel through the revised procedures for the Business Review of Contracts, the Gatekeeper is responsible to expedite the contracting process by identifying common business concerns to promote a standardized review of all agreements prior to execution. They agree on behalf of the department to the business terms and conditions of the agreement or contract.
An authorized party that reviews, negotiates, and/or approves as to form the standard university, legal, and sponsor terms and conditions within the contract. Depending on the type of agreement or contract, the eCLAWs reviewer may be a member of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Northeastern University Research Enterprise Services (NU-RES), Controller, Provost, or others.
eCLAWs Authorized Signatory
An authorized party that executes a contract on behalf of Northeastern University. Depending on the type of agreement or contract, the eCLAWs Authorized Signatory may be a member of the SVPR for Finance, Procurement, Northeastern University Research Enterprise Services (NU-RES), or other authorized parties.
eCLAWs Pool Coordinator
Generally, an administrator in the reviewer or signatory department who triages then assigns agreements or contracts in eCLAWs to Reviewers or Signatories depending on internal business processes and procedures.
Last Updated on November 7, 2022