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ORA & Investigator Responsibilities

The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma enacted policy requiring that an Institutional Official sign off on all grants and contracts for sponsored research. The ORA requires these grants and contracts to be processed with SoonerTrack routing forms that are specific to the requested type of agreement. Often, prior to a sponsor selecting an OUHSC Investigator for a clinical trial, the sponsor will submit a Confidentiality Agreement to our Institution that will govern the exchange of clinical trial confidential information (such as a protocol). Even these non-income generating agreements must be routed through ORA and signed off by an Institutional Official.

ORA and Investigator Responsibilities

 Sponsored Programs Administrators (SPA) on the Industry Research Team can help you:

  • Identify funding sources and funding announcements
  • Negotiate and process industry-sponsored research-related Agreements
  • Negotiate and process Confidential Disclosure Agreements
  • Negotiate and process Clinical Trial Agreements (and any corresponding Amendments and Letters of Indemnification)
  • Negotiate and process Material Transfer Agreements
  • Problem solve common contract issues
  • Notify the IRB to release project approval letters and consents for new studies
  • Distribute necessary contractual documents to Grants and Contracts Accounting for assignment of financial CAccount
  • Correspond with OUHSC central offices to ensure compliance with university policies and procedures
  • Process CAccount extension requests