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K-State Today

July 21, 2016



PreAward Services updates contract negotiating assignments

By Sarah Hancock

PreAward Services contract negotiators help researchers by ensuring that the results of sponsored projects can be published by the university and used in the classroom for educational purposes. Their main role is to ensure that sponsored project agreements, or funded agreements, and zero-dollar agreements — such as confidentiality agreements and material transfer agreements — contain terms and conditions that are compliant with university policies and procedures such as those governing intellectual property ownership. Negotiators also verify that agreements comply with state of Kansas statutes and regulations.

Upcoming staff changes have necessitated updating contract negotiation assignments. Please note the assignments listed below and on the PreAward Services staff page.

Jenny Danenberg, contract negotiator

Zero dollar agreements: Division of Biology

Funded agreements:

  • College of Education
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
  • Other — Institutional advancment, provost, president, etc.
  • Division of Biology
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Human Ecology
  • Other Arts & Sciences
  • Division of Cooperative Extension

Andra Bardas, contract negotiator

Zero dollar agreements: College of Engineering

Funded agreements:

  • College of Technology and Aviation
  • College of Business Administration
  • K-State Olathe
  • Department of Mathematics
  • A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Industrial Extension
  • Department of Chemistry
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Engineering

Debby Werth, contract negotiator

Zero dollar agreements: All colleges and departments except Division of Biology and the College of Engineering.

Other grant and contract administrator assignments remain the same. Feel free to continue to work with the grant and contract administrator assigned to your college or department on proposal submissions and initial awards, and the grant and contract administrator can loop in the appropriate contract negotiator as the situation dictates. You're also welcome to reach out to the contract negotiator assigned to your unit directly for specific funded agreement and zero dollar agreement needs or questions that you may have prior to engaging with a potential sponsor.

Please call PreAward Services at 785-532-6804 with questions.