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Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities Matrices - RASCI - Responsible Accountable Supported Consulted InformedThese documents linked and listed at the bottom of this page are provided to help define the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the identification, assembly, and submission of proposals related to sponsored projects. The RAAC Process Committee has so far defined:

  • Proposal Development (September 2015)
  • Proposal Review, Approval and Processing (September 2015)
  • Award Negotiation and Acceptance (September 2016)

As further areas are addressed, the resources will be expanded.


RASCI Defined

  • R - Responsible for the correct and thorough completion of the work to achieve the task
  • A - Accountable for the correct and thorough completion of the task, typically delegating the work to those 
  • S - Support for those who are responsible or accountable
  • C - Consulted as needed in order to complete the task (two-way communication)
  • I - Informed that task is underway/completed (one-way communication)


If you are unfamiliar with the RASCI system, you may view a brief, online YouTube tutorial.

Roles and Responsibilities Assigned

  • ORSP - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
  • FSP-  Finance-Sponsored Programs
  • UNIT - Research Administrators, Department/School/College or Equivalent
  • PI - Principal Investigator
  • OTHER: (BEC, COI, FR, HRPP, HR, IBC, OSEH, OTT, etc.)

References and Resources