Contracts & Industry Agreements

Contracts & Industry Agreements

The Contracts and Industry Agreements (CIA) team work within the Office of Sponsored Project Administration (OSPA) to facilitate and support UTSA’s research and sponsored projects efforts by drafting, negotiating, and executing a 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
  • Testing 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 pertaining to research and sponsored projects.

Our team works closely with the Research Service Centers 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. Those are processed by the Business Contracts Office.

Contact Us

Jessica C. Fernandez, J.D.
Senior Director, Contracts & Industry Agreements
Location: Biotechnology Sciences & Engineering Building (BSE)
P: (210) 458-8575