AB Nexus

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder have implemented a new initiative to foster collaboration and streamline the subcontract process between the two campuses. The AB-Nexus initiative encourages the subcontracting of sponsored projects between the two campuses to strengthen innovation and research collaboration. 

Over the last year, leadership from the two campuses have been engaged in developing processes to bring the initiative to fruition. In June 2020, the two campuses agreed to a Master Collaboration Agreement (MCA) to reduce negotiation time and to replace the traditional subcontracting process with a task order. The agreement also streamlines the proposal submission and eliminates indirect (F&A) costs on subawards between the two campuses.

Each campus has a dedicated research partnership specialist to promote inter-campus collaborations. The Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus specialist is Diane Ladell. Principal Investigators and administrative units may contact Diane for assistance.

Additional information about the AB Nexus can be found at www.cu.edu/ab-nexus

Slide showing 3 administrative things to know about AB Nexus: 1) Streamlined proposal submission, 2) master collaboration agreement with task orders saves time, 3) no additional F&A on 1st $25k of direct costs for intercampus subcontracts
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