Life Cycle Steps
4. Award Negotiation
- DRA assists the PI and Sponsored Research, as needed in negotiations with sponsors
on project scope and budget (Sponsored Research does the actual negotiating).
- Sponsored Research negotiates with sponsor to ensure terms and conditions are compliant
with USF policies and practices.
- Sponsored Research submits contract (not grant) terms and conditions to General Counsel
(GC) for review and and approval as to form and legality.
- Sponsored Research submits Intellectual Property (IP) terms and conditions to Patents
& Licensing (P&L) for review and approval of IP related issues and non-standard clauses.
- Sponsored Research works with PI/DRA/GC/P&L/Sponsor on negotiation issues to finalize
- Sponsored Research, as the delegated authority, signs sponsored agreements on behalf
of the University (Sponsored Research provides institutional signature).
- PI begins process for obtaining IRB, IACUC, Biohazard, Radioactive Materials, and/or Diving Safety approvals, as applicable. (Just-in-time procedures require compliance approval at the proposal stage).