Industry (Non-Clinical)

Initial Submission to OSP-CM

Submit a complete package to OSP-CM in PEER (include copy of contract, statement of work or protocol, other relevant documents/disclosures, and initial budget).

Key Notes:

  • Final budgets are not required up front. Contract negotiation between OSP-CM and sponsor typically occurs simultaneously with the budget negotiation taking place between the department and the sponsor.
  • You will receive an e-mail within 48 hours identifying the Contract Analyst assigned to negotiate your agreement.

OSP-CM's target timeframe to review, make changes as necessary and send a redline draft to the sponsor is 5-10 business days from receipt of the complete package submittal from the department.

Required Terms

These are some of the terms required in an Industry agreement. OSP-CM will review and negotiate terms with the other party that meet VU Institutional Policies as handed down from the Office of Research and Office of General Counsel.

  • Legal Name (should be Vanderbilt University by and through its Medical Center, not your department or division)
  • Official Address (should be 1161 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232, not your department or division street address and not the OSP-CM address)
  • Notices (OCM required, departmental contact optional but recommended)
  • Conflict of terms (if agreement conflicts with attachments, exhibits or protocol, the contract terms must prevail)
  • Publications (VUMC/PI must have publication rights)
  • Confidentiality
  • Intellectual Property
  • Indemnification
  • Sponsor Insurance