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Contract Negotiations

Sponsored agreements and other agreement types are handled by different centralized offices depending on sponsor and activity types.

Funding Agreement Summary

Responsible Office - OSP


  • All Proposals (OSP will consult with OCR and OTM as needed)


  • All awards with:
    • Federal
    • State
    • Non- Profit/Foundation

Contact Office of Sponsored Programs

Responsible Office - OCR


  • Industry Contracts: Clinical Studies
  • Clinical Research Awards that require use of:
    • Epic
    • Patient Portal 
    • OnCore

Other Types of Agreements or Arrangements

  • Data Use Agreements (PHI)
  • Clinical Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA)
  • Clinical Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • *Non-clinical should go to PrivacyandCompliance@umassmed.edu

*Grants, Contracts and Cooperative Agreements

Contact Office of Clinical Research

Responsible Office - OTM


  • Industry Contracts (SRA's) 
    • OTM will forward to OSP
  • OSP will consult with OTM for atypical IP Language on above Awards

Other Types of Agreements or Arrangements

  • Fee for Service (non-grant)
  • Data Use (non-PHI)
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)

Contact Office of Technology Management

Clinical Study Agreements

The Clinical Research Administrators of Human Research Protection Program review and negotiate clinical study agreements.

Sponsored Research Agreements

The Office of Technology Management (OTM) reviews and negotiates specific research agreements involving licensing and intellectual property. Proposals and budgets for industrially sponsored research are reviewed by OSP and OTM in advance of submission to the company. 

Please submit the following documents to the Grants & Contracts office for review: 

  • a completed and fully signed Routing Form; 
  • a detailed internal budget worksheet;
  • a completed and signed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Summary

To learn more about the offices involved in agreement activities and their primary resource, click here.