Purpose: To ensure that the terms and conditions of agreements for sponsored projects comply with established University policies and to establish authority for negotiations.
June 2023Responsible Office
Sponsored project agreements for awards funded by government sponsors and nonprofit foundations are negotiated by the Office of Research Services. Industry sponsored research agreements other than clinical trial agreements are negotiated by the Penn Center for Innovation. Industry sponsored clinical trial agreements are negotiated by the Office of Clinical Research.
Negotiation of the terms and conditions of sponsored project agreements is the joint responsibility of the negotiating office and the principal investigator(s) of the project:
If the sponsored research agreement involves the licensing of existing intellectual property, Penn Center for Innovation will assume primary responsibility for negotiation of the license associated with the sponsored research agreement.
Research Services, the Penn Center for Innovation, and the Office of Clinical Research shall consult with the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel on agreements which raise novel legal issues, e.g., by deviating substantially from standard terms and conditions or previously approved agreements.
The source of this document is Research Services.