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Office of Clinical Research

Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements, Clinical Trials Contracting and Financials


Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDAs)
  • All CDAs are processed centrally through OCR
  • Submit all CDAs via email to OCR.CDA@utmb.edu
  • CDAs processed within 24-48 hours of receipt
  • CDAs require signature of the Institutional Signatory
  • Principal Investigators should not sign CDAs

Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs)
  • CTAs are processed centrally through OCR
  • CTAs must be uploaded into Velos via a complete study packet (protocol, budget template, contract template, informed consent template & Study Submission Form).  Once a complete study packet is submitted, the contract processing will move into a work queue.
  • Master agreements are used whenever possible
  • Metric timelines are tracked via Velos eResearch
  • CTAs require signature of Institutional Signatory

Financials
The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) has centralized the financial activities for industry sponsored clinical trials research including:
  • Medicare Coverage Analysis
  • Budget development and negotiation with sponsors
  • Calendar Building/Budget Milestone Builds in Velos eResearch
  • Study Invoicing
  • Study Account Reconciliation