Sponsored Programs & Research Finance (OSPRF)

Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Finance (OSPRF)

OSPRF supports the advancement of clinical research and research administration by complying with relevant regulations. The leadership of our office oversees and manages the Clinical Research Revenue Cycle to maximize financial performance, minimize legal consequences resulting from non-compliance events in research, and protect assets. In addition, we develop related processes and internal controls to ensure various clinical trials are ready to launch in a timely manner.


Our Pre-Award team provides support and assistance to investigators interested in sponsored research as they prepare proposals for submission to sponsors. We also develop, negotiate, and execute contracts and budgets for sponsored clinical research. Our team offers:
  • Budget Development, Review, and Negotiations
  • Contract Development, Review, and Negotiations
  • Research Coverage Analysis
  • Grant Writing, Review, and Submission
  • Management of Research Administrative Charge Master/Fee Schedule
  • Fair Market Value Assessments
  • Contract Negotiation
    • Master Clinical Trial Agreements
    • Clinical Trial Agreements
    • Confidential Disclosure Agreements
    • Material Transfer Agreements
    • Data Use Agreements
    • Business Associate Agreements
    • Subcontracts and Subawards
    • Research-Related Service Agreements
    • Research-Related Facility Use Agreements
    • Amendment


After receiving research grants and awards, the Post-Award team acts as a liaison between investigators and sponsors. This team manages financial activity through internal controls and reviews research-related transactions. Our services include:
  • Billing and Invoicing
  • Collections and Posting
  • Trial Coding
  • Cost Transfers
  • Cost Sharing/Matching
  • Research Expenditure Control
  • Award Closeout

Research Finance

The Research Finance team provides overall management of research finance for accurate reporting, including:

  • Management of Clinical Trials Management System
  • Time and Effort Reporting
  • Government Financial Reporting
  • Internal Financial Reporting
  • Account/General Ledger Reporting