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Negotiate Agreements for Research

Research Support Negotiate Agreements Code

The contracts unit of the Office of Research Affairs is dedicated to facilitating collaborations with sponsors and is responsible for the negotiation and acceptance of:

  • Industry- and foundation-sponsored basic science research agreements and amendments
  • Industry- and foundation-sponsored clinical trial agreements and amendments
  • Federally-funded clinical trial subawards, subcontracts and amendments

Detailed information on how to submit industry-sponsored basic science and clinical trial agreements, as well how to submit Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements, are available on the College's Research website.

Contact the Office of Research Affairs

External investigators interested in the Penn State College of Medicine contracts process, including sample forms and workflow procedures, are encouraged to contact Brenda Thomas at or 717-531-4196.

Research Support Process Map Negotiate Agreements

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Research Support Research Concierge Code

The logo of the Penn State College of Medicine Research Concierge Service is a set of scientific icons, such as microscopes, gears, beakers, telescopes and other shapes, set on colored circles of orange, green, blue, pink and yellow. The entire set of circles is connected by black lines and forms the shape of a light bulb, with a black light bulb base below.

Research Concierge

Penn State College of Medicine's Research Development office dedicates itself to growing the College of Medicine’s research portfolio by increasing investigator competitiveness for securing external grants. Research Development provides a range of tools, resources, and concierge services to help investigators expand their network, identify funding, and secure extramural grant support. If you have questions about research administration and support at Penn State College of Medicine, or if you have questions about Research Development, contact Jennifer Schaefer, MS, Research Concierge, at