Consultants that will provide services such as auditing, training, consulting during a system implementation, business process review, etc. will likely require an affiliate status and sponsorship. For information regarding how to apply for affiliate status, see Sponsor a computing account for an IU affiliate. The affiliate sponsor can then work with the appropriate data managers to assign the access for the engagement after the contract and affiliate access is in place.
If consulting involves the development of new software or services, then their services must be approved through the Software and Services Selection Process (SSSP). This review is designed for requesting information technology software and/or services related to the use of any software, storage, or applications intended for creating, processing, storing, securing, or exchange of electronic data. For more information regarding how to complete the SSSP form, please see the IU Knowledge Base (IU Login required).