Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFUHS) encourages and supports our faculty in seeking industry-funded research. The University has received national and international recognition in many areas. We are a major research center that averages 1000 research studies and clinical trials at any given time. Partnering with business and industry is important to WFUHS and its public service and economic development mission. Please consult the WFUHS policies on industry contracts.
WFUHS authorizes the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to negotiate and to accept sponsored agreements on its behalf. OSP negotiates contracts that provide extramural support from industry, federal, foundation, state and local sponsors; material transfer agreements for receiving materials; material transfer agreements for providing materials to non-profit entities; and confidentiality agreements related to discussions involving possible research projects.
Only authorized institutional representatives may execute contracts on behalf of the institution. Faculty members may not sign contracts in the name of the institution. WFUHS is a separate legal entity from Wake Forest University (WFU) and negotiations for agreements that include WFU must be conducted with its own authorized representatives.
Make sure to submit all required routing documents to the Office of Sponsored Programs. OSP cannot begin negotiations until all required documents are received. Please review the Guidelines for Sponsored Programs Requiring Internal Review, as some sponsors may necessitate additional steps in the process.