Grant and Contract Process
EVMS Office of Sponsored Programs is tasked with the responsibility for negotiating terms and conditions of grants and agreements on behalf of EVMS. These negotiations are performed by OSP staff. There are several terms and conditions that OSP will request that the Sponsor include in agreements. Sometimes Sponsors readily accept these terms and conditions, and sometimes they do not. When they don't, the process may take longer. When Pharmaceutical Sponsors use a Clinical/Contract Research Organization (CRO) to manage the clinical trial, the negotiation process may be further delayed, as OSP must go through the CRO to get concurrence from the Sponsor.
Award Notice to Execution of Agreement
It is the goal of OSP to complete the negotiation process within three weeks' time. This, of course, is dependent on the Sponsor's availability to the CRO, if applicable, the Sponsor's required review process and their acceptance of any requested revisions. OSP records all contacts made with the Sponsor, either through the CRO or directly, and maintains this record for all agreements in negotiations. These records are available for review.