Subcontracts can add numerous twists to a negotiation.
Subcontractors may not agree with exceptions University attains to move
the project forward (or even the University standard language).
Funding entities may try to insist that University be liable for sub-sites. The University can agree to be responsible for monitoring the sub-sites or collecting data, but not for their specific performance.
It should be clear if the experimental treatment is being provided through the University or to the sub-sites directly.
Subcontracts to unusual entities (e.g., the VA) should be discussed with the contracts office in advance.
Consider whether subcontractors will be performing the same protocol as the University study, or perform a subset of the protocol.
Promptly advise the contracts office if a material transfer agreement is necessary.
IIT Toolkit Overview
1. Home 2. Study Plan 3. Protocol 4. Budget
5. Funding 5a. Multiple Funding Sources
7. Other Situations: 7a. Correlative Studies 7b. Subcontracts 7c. Consortium Agreements