SubAwards and Contracts
The OSP Contracts Team drafts and negotiates incoming and outgoing agreements between UTMB and other universities, foundations, non-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies. Agreements must adhere to the laws of the federal government and the State of Texas, applicable agency guidelines, and with UT System and UTMB Policies and Procedures. Contracts legally bind the parties to the terms and conditions, thus Principal Investigators are not authorized to commit UTMB contractually (“Read and Understood”).
Incoming subs are defined when the primary institution negotiates with UTMB to provide a portion of the project. For example, State School University needs UTMB to conduct the work on one of the awards at State School. UTMB will be the subawardee doing the work for State School, the prime awardee.
Outgoing subs are defined as when UTMB negotiates with other institutions to provide a portion of the project on one of our awards. For example, UTMB needs an investigator at State School University to do part of the work on one of our awards. State School University will be the subawardee and UTMB the prime.
The Office of Sponsored Programs negotiates agreements where the sponsor is a local, state or federal agency, foreign, foundation or non-profit organization.
The Office of Clinical Research negotiates non-federal industry sponsored clinical trial agreements that involve human subjects.
The Office of Technology Transfer negotiates agreements funded by for-profit private industry sponsors, and SBIR and STTR awards when animal subjects are involved. OSP reviews SBIR and STTR awards with human subjects.