Project Management Office

Software and Accessibility Review Board

The Software and Accessibility Review Board (SARB) allows OIT to facilitate an interdepartmental review of new software, and software renewals. Our team is here to facilitate and answer questions regarding your software purchases.

The W's of the SARB

If this is your first time submitting a request to SARB, we do not want you to feel like you are doing it alone. The process is facilitated by our team from beginning to end.

What?

A SARB request is a collection of technical information gathered by the requester, and usually provided from the vendor. This information is routed through a committee of campus IT professionals, each with unique areas of expertise.

This group collectively checks for compatibility with Boise State’s existing IT infrastructure, compliance with University policies, and adherence to best practices and IT standards. An approved SARB request signifies your selected product is the right one.

Why?

As you select software you wish to purchase, our team will ensure the software is reviewed for the safety and security of our campus community. Boise State stands to save resources by reducing redundancy and unifying toolsets.

Please refer to the University Application Inventory to determine if an existing approved software application may meet your department’s needs:

University Application Inventory

When?

Submit a request to SARB as soon as you have selected the product you wish to purchase.

All new and renewal software purchases require SARB review. Renewals assist our team by capturing any changes that may have occurred with how Boise State utilizes the software.

Additionally, an Accessibility Review will be performed when software is utilized by students and/or the general public, in accordance with University Policy 8140 (Information Technology Accessibility).

Submit Your SARB Request

After we receive your request, our team will assist you throughout the SARB review process.

Learn About Required Information for SARB

Our SARB Expert

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    Michael performs nearly all business cases for new project requests, all Software and Accessibility Review Board requests, and all Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) aimed at assessing accessibility standards for new software purchases. He serves as an initial point of contact for those wishing to learn more about the PMO and submit project or purchasing requests.

    Ask Michael about: Submitting an OIT project request, and the SARB and VPAT processes.

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    Michael performs nearly all business cases for new project requests, all Software and Accessibility Review Board requests, and all Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) aimed at assessing accessibility standards for new software purchases. He serves as an initial point of contact for those wishing to learn more about the PMO and submit project or purchasing requests.

    Ask Michael about: Submitting an OIT project request, and the SARB and VPAT processes.

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