eCLAWs Submitter

A Northeastern University employee who submits a contract for review, either on their own behalf, or on the behalf of another.

eCLAWs Gatekeeper

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.

eCLAWs Reviewer

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.

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 July 6, 2021