Information for Investigators
Understanding the many demands of our faculty, the Office of Clinical Trials Research has been established to help facilitate external contact and streamline internal collaboration. The office is here to help investigators with everything from preparing recruitment advertising to complying with regulatory guidelines to finding dry ice.
Mandatory Contract and Grant Reviews
All contracts and grant applications for awards of external funding must be reviewed and approved centrally by the University of Vermont (UVM) or Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC). For applications and contracts which are federally funded, investigator-initiated, or laboratory based research, this process is managed by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and processed through UVM. For clinical research funded by an industry sponsor, this process is managed by the Office of Clinical Trials Research and processed through FAHC.
This necessary step, serves several purposes:
- Protection of the rights of the investigator to own, publish, and present research data, where desired.
- Protection of the investigator, research staff, institution, and all involved in our research enterprise in the event of any legal actions.
- Assurance of the most favorable contract terms for the investigator, including but not limited to financial and payment terms.
All contracts must be reviewed by OCTR prior to signature. Forward a draft or final contract to the OCTR attention of Mark Tomase. After the review, your contract will be signed by the authorized FAHC official and returned to the sponsor.
Last modified April 28 2014 01:59 PM