The equipment custodian is the primary point of contact with Property Management.
This person is deemed responsible for a piece of moveable capital equipment and is accountable for the equipment’s location, condition, and usage.
The designated custodian varies for each department or group, examples of who are usually appointed are:
- Department Chair
- Department Director or Manager
- Principle Investigator (PI)
A Principal Investigator has full responsibility for the oversight of a sponsored project, including the design, development, and implementation of the technical plan; as well as all administrative aspects, and financial and non-financial compliance aspects of the project. The PI is fully responsible for the academic quality of the project and for ensuring compliance with the terms, conditions, and policies of the sponsor and the university.