The Architectural Standards Review Board (ASRB) is responsible for reviewing, verifying compliance, and providing recommendations for new and upgrade software and hardware procurement projects. The purpose of the ASRB process is to communicate business needs to ITS and other stakeholders. The university and ITS may already have supported software or hardware available that may be used. Additionally, the university and ITS may have existing contacts with various vendors that can expedite the procurement process.
- Ensure compliance with applicable policies, regulations, and laws
- Realize potential cost savings
- Facilitate and expedite the procurement process with existing vendors
Getting This Service
Prior to purchasing software or hardware that will impact data management, storage, dissemination, security, involve controlled unclassified or sensitive data, or impact user experience, and in order to comply with Mason's procurement policy, the ASRB process should be initiated via an EasyVista request. Once your request has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with an assigned ticket number. The ticket number is used to identify your request across all review groups and organizations.
Please note that significant architectural changes to software, such as moving the software to a cloud-based solution may require ASRB review.
For questions or concerns, please contact the ASRB via email at email@example.com.
This service is available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.
If you are purchasing or changing administrative or academic software and/or hardware, the following policies may be applicable:
- University Policy Number 1307: Procurement and/or Development of Systems/Applications
- University Policy Number 1201: Non-Discrimination Policy
- University Policy Number 1203: Non-Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation on the Basis of Disability
- University Policy Number 1308: University Information Technology Accessibility
Commonwealth of Virginia Law and Regulation:
NIST 800-171 Compliance:
NIST 800-53 Rev. 4 Compliance
Federal Disability Laws and Regulations:
Several organizations may be a part of the ASRB review process and have specific areas of the request to review. Requirements specific to each organization may be found in the following:
- Solution Integration and Architecture (SIA)
- Project Management Office (PMO)
- Enterprise Applications (EA)
- Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS)
- Information Technology Security Office (ITSO)
- Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI)
- The owner of any data requested, if applicable (e.g., HR, Registrar, Finance, etc.)
- Other Departments