The Contracts team in the Office of Sponsored Projects was created to provide specialized service to faculty engaged in research activities with industry and maintain contractual relationships with outside agencies. We assist faculty with several types of contracts — those that support and fund research (e.g., Sponsored Research, Collaborative Research and Research Services), as well as non-funded agreements needed to facilitate research (e.g., Material Transfer, Non-Disclosure and Memoranda of Understanding).
We work with faculty to understand the research project that the contract is meant to cover, negotiate the agreement terms with sponsoring agencies and obtain institutional approvals for the contracts from University administration. Our goal is to put legally binding contracts in place that are most appropriate for each specific project to support and protect the needs of the faculty and students who conduct research.
Please view the Office of Sponsored Projects directory for contracts staff.