Responsibility for handling agreements related to sponsored project activities, including research, training, public service and other sponsored project activities; is distributed across various UCLA administrative offices based on the nature of the transactions and sponsors. The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) has authority for agreements with government, non-profit, and higher education organizations. These transactions fall into four broad types of agreements:
Grants: Financial assistance mechanisms to support the conduct of research or other activities as described in a general scope of work.
Cooperative Agreements: Awards in which the funding agency remains involved in the research or project during its performance by the receiving agency.
Contracts: Agreements to provide support for research or other activities in return for a set statement of work or deliverables.
- Subgrants: Agreements under a prime grant award to another entity that provides financial assistance to UCLA to support the conduct of research or other activities as described in a general scope of work.
- Subcontracts: Agreements under a prime contract to another entity that provides support for research or other activities in return for a set statement of work or deliverables.
In some cases, multiple offices may share responsibility for different aspects of the negotiation and administration of the agreement. Click here for additional guidance on which office to contact for a particular agreement.
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