Best practice, but technically not required. University policy prohibits PIs from being a party to the agreement or signing on behalf of the University. Instead, PI will sign "read and acknowledged" to ensure awareness of obligations.
What is the difference between an MTA and a Purchase/Service Agreement?
MTA: 1) no money tied to the agreement, with the exception of shipping/prepping costs; and 2) the Recipient needs to have designed, or contributed to the design of, the
Service Agreement: Provider designs the project with the Recipient performing tasks (often for a fee).
Purchase Agreement: Money is exchanged for materials.
Does CRAO have University templates to use?
Yes! Please indicate in the Formstack if a template/draft was not provided and CRAO will start negotiations with a University template.
Will I be copied on contract negotiation correspondences?
CRAO staff will reach out when input is needed from study teams related to contract negotiations. Prior experience showed large email threads with many CC's led to confusion and delayed contract completion.
What Amendments does CRAO handle?
CDA, MTA, and CTA Amendments. Rule of thumb when routing an Amendment: If an office helps with the contract, the same office helps with the Amendment.
Prior to signatures of a CTA Amendment, any new budget is submitted by CRAO to UCH for final approval. Revisions to budget language may be necessary to comply with rules and regs.
Complete the web-based intake form.
Answer all questions.
Include as much information as possible to help us review your agreement in the comment boxes.
Upload all pertinent documents. We can't begin our review until this step is complete.
Based on your intake form answers, the MTA or CDA/NDA will be routed and processed accordingly.
Negotiations will be handled by the CRAO Contacts Team
Email amendments to CRAO.
If you wish to use the UCD/CU Anschutz partially executed CDA follow these steps
Research team must complete ALL the highlighted sections of this form.