When a contract is initiated, either the PI or the sponsor contacts SPA to begin the negotiation process. The contract process works in parallel. SPA is responsible for negotiating the contract language. While SPA negotiates the language, PIs negotiate the budget and, if applicable, begin the IRB approval process.
Negotiate contract language
Begin IRB approval process
To review and negotiate the contract, SPA needs:
SPA Contract Questionnaire
Copy of protocol or workscope
Editable version (e.g., MS Word) of the contract
Contact information for sponsor's negotiator (name, email, phone)