The contracts department is responsible for all aspects of contract administration including the execution of agreements.
Wichita State University encourages its researchers, as part of their efforts to generate new knowledge and ensure its use for the betterment of society, to enter into collaborative partnerships with business and industry. Such relationships can provide additional funding for their research and can help them ensure that their inventions and other research discoveries are converted into commercial products that benefit society.
As a university, our first responsibility is to ensure that the results of research are freely disseminated so that they can advance knowledge in a field and ultimately benefit society. When we enter into collaborative agreements with industry we understand the concern of industrial sponsors and partners that proprietary information that has been provided in confidence needs to be kept in confidence and those publications should not jeopardize the potential for commercializing new inventions.
The Federal Government prohibits expending federal funds on goods and/or services from any entity suspended or debarred from doing business with the federal government. Procurement of goods and/or services with federal funds from a supplier or contractor should be checked for debarment before purchasing and/or awarding a contract or subaward. Research and Technology Transfer provides this service for Principal Investigators and will document verification in the contract file. The federal government maintains the Excluded Party Listing System (EPLS) website at www.epls.gov. For assistance, contact Nancy Farber, Export Compliance Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 7454.
Contact the Contracts Team at 316-978-3285 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Note: A fully executed contract is required prior to services commencing.