Agreement Management

Agreements Management supports UTA academic research by providing services on contract strategy and negotiation, contract administration, and contract portfolio management activities, for a wide variety of customary - as well as nonstandard and nonconforming - sponsored projects, contracts and grants on behalf of UT Arlington’s Research Administration, and as requested through the Assistant Vice President for Research.

Prepares and reviews agreements for commercial, third party, UTA or other funded research, including:

  • Sponsored Research Agreements (SRA)
  • Grants and Awards
  • Subcontracts
  • Services Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements (NDA)
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
  • Data Use and Transfer Agreements
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • selected Gift and Foreign Collaboration Agreements
  • Interagency and Intergovernmental Cooperation and Service Agreements
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
  • Laboratory Research Space and Equipment Use Agreements.
Other Services Provided
  • Guidance and assistance for faculty researchers with:
    • Pre-negotiation and pre-project strategy and position, and negotiations on agreement terms with industry and commercial sponsors, and third party sponsors such as US federal, Texas state and local (e.g., city or county) funding sources, and nonprofit foundations and other organizations
    • Support to front-end strategic assessment of contract issues affecting pursuit of University research
    • Determination of agreement type best suited for a transaction or project, crafting applicable contract clauses and documents, obtaining required approvals and authorized signatures, and distribution of fully executed contracts
    • Identifying and managing situations involving existing or potential conflicts for research among University interests and sponsor requests, that need specialized service or other agreement terms
  • Assistance for faculty with small business (industry) research funding agreements, such as through Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, and Small Business Technology Transfer, or STTR, programs
  • Assistance with agreements needed to use on-campus facilities and space for new technology-based businesses and entrepreneurs and UTA faculty, and for student and other start-ups in which UTA has an equity or other interest benefitting the University
  • Training: individualized (one-on-one) and department training