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Sponsored Projects Contracts and Subagreements

The Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC) supports faculty engaged in research university-wide, through a strategic partnership formed by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), its Office of Sponsored Research Services​ (OSRS), and the School of Medicine's Center ​for Clinical Studies​ (CCS).

The mission of the JROC is to provide high quality customer service to principal investigators, administrators, and sponsors for the purpose of obtaining and administering extramural funds in compliance with University and sponsor guidelines. The JROC facilitates the timely execution of federal and foundation grants and contracts, industry supported research agreements, industry supported clinical trials, service agreements, and other research related agreements. The JROC also provides communication, education, ​and training on contracts and subagreements to the Washington University research community.

To contact a member of the Research Contract Team, please see the Joint Research Office for Contracts Organizational Chart. Our central email inboxes are researchcontracts@wusm.wustl.edu and ccscontracts@wusm.wustl.edu. For outgoing subawards, please use wucontracts@wumail.wustl.edu.​​

Financial Administration of Sponsored Projects

​Spons​ored Projects Accoun​ting (SPA) serves as financial intermediaries between sponsoring agencies and Washington University Principal Investigators. SPA provides institutional signature for sponsored financial reports and is the primary source for interpretation of Federal regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures governing incurring, reimbursing, and reporting costs under sponsored-research agreements. SPA provides communication, education, and training on the financial administration of sponsored projects.

Proposal Preparation and Award Management

The Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS), formerly known as the Research Office (RO) and Grants & Contracts (G&C), reviews and provides institutional signature for all WUSTL proposals, grants, and university-wide contract administration for non-clinical contracts. In addition, the Office of Sponsored Research Services is responsible for monitoring of compliance with Federal regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures regarding the management of non-financial aspects of sponsored programs. The Office of Sponsored Research Services provides communication, education, and training on proposal preparation, award management, and contracts and sub-agreements to the Washington University research community.​​​​​​​