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Before an award can be accepted, Pre-Award completes a comprehensive review of the award, including the terms and conditions. Pre-Award is responsible for conducting all negotiations with sponsors to obtain mutually acceptable remedies that will allow Drexel to accept the award.

Every negotiation is handled by Pre-Award, and depending on the nature of the terms to be negotiated, may require input and assistance from other offices such as the Office of Technology Management, the Office of the General Counsel, and various compliance offices such as the IRB and IACUC.

During the course of the negotiation, Pre-Award will update the COEUS record with information related to the negotiation.

Examples of the most common terms and conditions that require negotiation

  • Provisions that prohibit publication of the results of the project;
  • Provisions that require us to assign copyright;
  • Provisions that do not allow the University to own the data from the project;
  • Provisions that deal with indemnity for the project;
  • Provisions that deal with confidentiality;
  • Provisions that are inconsistent with University policies;
  • Provisions that are inconsistent with government regulations;
  • Awards that include non-standard patent and/or licensing terms; and
  • Awards that fail to include all elements agreed upon prior to the awards.