Contract Reviews
Clinical Studies
 
Contracts and budgets that are part of the regulatory documents of a new clinical research study must be submitted as part of the complete study submission to the MUHC's central electronic review system, eReviews, by the principal investigator.

Notification of a contract in line for review is automatically sent to the Contracts Office and a file is opened. The file, which is linked to the study by its study code, is also given a unique  file number and assigned to a contracts officer for review.  Once negotiations with the sponsor are complete and all parties are in agreement, the Contracts Office authorizes the signature of the contract.  The authorized signing official for the RI-MUHC is Cinzia Raponi, Associate General Director, Operations.
 
The fully executed contract is released as part of the MUHC authorization package for the conduct of a research study.  A request is also made to the Grants Management Department for the opening of an account with the RI-MUHC.
 
Non-Clinical Studies
 
Contracts that are part of a non-clinical research study must be submitted to the Contracts Office at contracts@muhc.mcgill.ca.  In addition to the contract and budget, the Contracts Office must also receive a copy of the protocol or proposal, as well as a completed Application for Contract Review. To obtain the appropriate application, please send a request to contracts@muhc.mcgill.ca.
 
Once the complete submission is received, a file is opened and assigned to a Contracts Officer for review. Once negotiations with the sponsor are complete and all parties are in agreement, the Contracts Office authorizes the signature of the contract. The authorized signing official for the RI-MUHC is Cinzia Raponi, Associate General Director, Operations. If applicable, the Contracts Office will also submit a request to the Grants Management Department for the opening of an account with the RI-MUHC.

Investigator-Initiated Studies (i.e. when an RI-MUHC principal investigator holds the grant and the RI-MUHC is the coordinating centre)
 
If an investigator has been awarded a grant from a funding agency and wishes to collaborate with one or more investigators from another institution, then an inter-institutional agreement must be put in place. The Contracts Office has several templates for this purpose.  Please contact one of the Contracts Officers for more information on inter-institutional agreements.