Contracts at the University of Virginia

Research-related Agreements at the University of Virginia are negotiated and executed by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Members of the research community can submit requests for review, drafting, negotiation, and execution of an Agreement via the process outlined in the Job Aid: Submitting an Agreement.

Following submission to OSP, each Agreement is assigned a unique record ID in ResearchUVA Powered By Huron, which indicates the Agreement type and a numeric identifier. Agreements are assigned based on OSP portfolios and distributed to either a member of the OSP Contracts team or OSP Pre-Award team depending on the agreement type, sponsor, and complexity. The responsible OSP team member will review the Agreement to ensure compliance with institutional policies as well as applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Once the terms and conditions have been finalized and all supporting documentation has been provided, OSP will manage the execution process. If the agreement involves incoming funding or an outgoing subaward, OSP will create or modify an account in UVA’s financial system, Workday Financials.

OSP’s goal is to facilitate the performance of world-class research at the University of Virginia by partnering with and providing high quality services and expertise to researchers and administrators across the university. The OSP Contracts team is available to provide strategic consultation on all aspects of industry, federal, and non-profit contracting, and members of the research community are encouraged to reach out to their Contract Negotiators with any questions.

High-Leverage Contractual Issues

Applicable Laws

Lab Transfers