Service Summary

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.

Key Features

  • 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 a TeamDynamix 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


Requests are processed during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.