Contract Process and Terms
Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA)
Sponsor contacts PI or Research Contracts unit of ORA. If ORA receives the document, ORA will forward it to the PI.
PI submits document via PAMS for department, college, and campus approvals. ORA reviews document and negotiates final contract language, attaches contract certification form in PAMS, and obtains institutional and sponsor signature.
ORA uploads final executed contract in PAMS and notifies PI and Business Manager (and Sponsor if they signed first).
Sponsor sends protocol to PI.
Clinical Trial Agreement, Research Agreement, Subaward Agreement
PI submits the agreement in PAMS for department, college, and ORA approval.
ORA reviews the document and negotiates acceptable language, reviews budget, attaches a contract certification form. ORA obtains University official and sponsor signatures, uploads executed contract in PAMS and notifies PI, department, and UT Sponsored Programs Accounting. SPA sets up account and notifies PI and department.
ORA receives agreement, routes to University official and sponsor for signature. Uploads executed contract in PAMS and notifies PI, department, and UT Sponsored Programs Accounting.
- Contract Terms and Sample Language
- Sample Research Agreement
- T.C.A. 9-8-307 (Tennessee Claims Commission – Liability and Insurance)
- T.C.A. 10-7-503 (Public Records Act)
- T.C.A. 49-7-120 (Exceptions to Public Records Act)
Material Transfer Agreements
MTAs are contracts with terms that govern the transfer of tangible research materials between two or more organizations (universities, non-profit entities, or for-profit entities). The MTA defines the rights of the provider and the recipient with respect to the materials and any derivatives and modifications.
More on Material Transfer Agreements.