Industry Contracts

Given the continued strong, national interest in academic & industry partnering at all levels, OTT is now responsible for the Emory industry contracting group (ICG). This will better align industry contract negotiations, both clinical and non-clinical, with OTT’s focused outreach to companies looking to partner with Emory. The industry contracting function will continue to utilize the same processes it has in the past for working with RAS units, Office for Clinical Research, IRB, and other University units. OTT will continue the commitment to reduced turn-around-times and strong customer service on industry contracts while aligning these relationships with parallel efforts to partner with companies through-out licensing, materials transfer agreements, corporate visits, and such.

Overview

Proposals, contracts and awards are handled by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT).

The OSP Team handles proposals, non-industry contracts, and awards for:

  • Federal Grants
  • Foundation Grants
  • Corporate Grants (to formal grant programs)
  • Government Contracts (Federal, State, and Local)
  • Incoming Subcontracts under above Grants and/or Contracts
  • Outgoing subcontracts on above awards

The OTT Team handles agreements with industry partners:

  • Industry/Corporate Contracts and Agreements
  • STTR/SBIR Agreements
  • Incoming/Outgoing Subcontracts under Industry Contracts
  • Confidentiality Agreements related to Industry Contracts

Who do I contact?

Your OSP departmental representative is based on your department within the university as well as the nature of your inquiry. You can find the approriate contact on this web page.

Policies

There are a number of Emory policies that accompany sponsored research. Three primary locations to find those policies are:

Forms

There are forms related to sponsored research, compliance such as animals and humans, as well as conflict of interest. Two primary locations to find those forms are:

Systems

There are a number of Emory systems involved in administering sponsored research. There are three primary types of systems:

  • Proposal Submission
  • Proposal Tracking
  • Award Management

For a general overview of these systems, information on how to obtain access, and support resources can be found on the OSP website here.

Where is my agreement?

A key resources for faculty and staff to access information and updates on the status of both their industry and non-industry contracts can be found in the eCTS system. This system can be located on the web here.

The Office of Research Administration employes a Strategic Advisory Board. The mission of this board is to provide informed guidance, recommendations, and support to help ensure that Research Administration services provided by RAS, OSP, OTT and FGC effectively meet the needs of the university, faculty, and schools/departments across Emory. This board meets quarterly and is chaired by Dr. David Wynes and co-led by Kathleen Bienkowski, Bill Lambert, Kerry Peluso and Todd Sherer.

For additional information concerning the Strategic Advisory Board please refer to the SAB web page here.