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Contracts & Industry Agreements

Contracts & Industry Agreements

The Contracts and Industry Agreements (CIA) office facilitates and supports UTSA’s research and sponsored program efforts by drafting, negotiating, and executing a wide variety of contracts and agreements, including the following:

  • Sponsored Research Agreements (Fixed Price/Cost Reimbursement)
  • Service Agreements (tied to sponsored project accounts)
  • Subcontracts / Subawards
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Confidential Disclosure Agreements
  • Proprietary Information Exchange Agreements
  • Limited Use Agreements
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)
  • Research Collaboration Agreements
  • Teaming Agreements
  • Consortium Agreements
  • Memorandum of Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding
  • Teaming Agreements

The goal of the CIA team is to establish agreements that protect the interests of faculty members and students; protect UTSA’s institutional interests and policies; and ensure compliance with applicable laws. CIA provides contractual advice on matters related to Federal and State laws, University rules, regulations, and policies on research and sponsored projects.

The CIA team is made up of highly experienced professionals providing contract transaction services; review, drafting, and negotiation support; sponsor and partner liaison services; and contractual research and analysis. Our team works closely with the College Research Administrators to provide seamless and high-quality research administration services for faculty and staff. CIA also coordinates with other university offices, including the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Office of Commercialization and Innovation (OCI), to address contractual requirements and ensure the protection and intellectual property (IP).


For more information regarding our services, please see Research and Sponsored Contract Process and Standard Contracts and Agreement Templates.

CIA does not handle procurement/vendor contracts or academic agreements. If you need help with a business service contract or an academic agreement, please contact the Business Contracts Office.

Contact Us

Jessica C. Fernandez, J.D.

Senior Director

Contracts & Industry Agreements
Jessica.Fernandez2@utsa.edu