The administrative head of an agency, school, or department is accountable to the Chancellor for all supplies, materials, and equipment purchased in the department's or school's name regardless of the source of funds. The administrative head is responsible for insuring that adequate precautions are taken so that such materials are reasonably safe from theft, abuse, and misuse.
Research funds, whether Grants, Contracts, or Foundations are made to East Carolina University and not to the Principal Investigator or to a particular department. Generally, these funds are expended under the auspices of a department or school. The Principal Investigator who uses the equipment is responsible to the department or school administrator who in turn is responsible to the Chancellor.
All equipment purchased with Grant, Contract, or Foundation monies is subject to all University and State regulations governing equipment use, management and disposal. Equipment transferred to the University from other institutions or agencies as may be allowed by Grant or Contract terms is subject to University and State regulations governing equipment use, management and disposal.