Wayne State University

Contract Administration

Within a University setting, contract processing can be a very lengthy and cumbersome process.  In order to stay competitive, shortening the turnaround time of contracts is necessary.  The Sponsored Program Administration Contracts Team evolved from the need to devote resources and time to contract processing.

The SPA Contracts Team assists faculty and researchers in negotiating and executing contracts with sponsors (local, state and federal government agencies and private sponsors) by facilitating discussion and negotiation of contractual clauses affecting intellectual property, confidentiality, publications and other contractual concerns.  The Contracts Team also handles all aspects of processing of subcontracts to outside entities involved in the substantive and/or programmatic aspects of a specific portion of a sponsored project.