The Office of Grants and Contracts and the Office of Research Protections are both responsible for reviewing, negotiating and executing both funded research agreements (sponsored research contracts, sub-awards); unfunded research agreements (non-disclosure agreements, data use agreements, collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements and more); as well as Institutional Review Board (IRB) related agreements relevant to their purview.
Negotiations of terms and conditions of any research agreement should always involve either OG&C or ORP. These offices will consult with the principal investigator, and, other administrative offices such as General Counsel, Risk Management and Procurement as necessary. The negotiation process can range from a few days to several months. Please allow time for negotiation, approval and signature in your anticipated project timeline.
The Director of the Office and Grants and Contracts or the Director of the Office of Research Protections are authorized signatories for for all research agreements related to their purview.
Overview of Research Related Agreements
Agreements involving collaborations between Villanova and another organization, without external funding.