Unfunded Agreement Approval

At UMB, several offices handle and approve unfunded agreements that are associated with collaborations and sponsored programs. All require an approval process.

To determine the routing procedure for routing, use this table to identify (1) agreement type and (2) the characteristics of the other party to the agreement.
Unfunded Agreement TypeOther PartyApproval MechanismReview/negotiationSignature
MOU (School or Campus level) non-U.S. entity MOU Request Form University Counsel or designee** UMB President or Executive VP
Affiliation or Exchange Agreement non-U.S. academic institution Dean or Graduate School initiates University Counsel or designee** UMB President, Executive VP, or Dean
CDA, DUA, Equipment Loan Agreement for-profit entity* UMBiz CCT CCT
Teaming Agreement any* Kuali Research SPA SPA
Consortium Agreement (Multi-party) any* Kuali Research SPA SPA
CDA, DUA, Equipment Loan Agreement academic or non-profit organization* Kuali Research SPA SPA
Visitor (Visiting Scientist) Agreement any VSA form signed by Chair or Director SPA** SPA**


*In some cases an exception may be made to the procedure for this agreement type. Contact SPA to discuss if your agreement involves (1) related corporate funding or related federal funding and/or (2) the source or sponsor of the data/information is corporate or federal.

**Contact Janet Simons in SPA

Acronyms and Resources

CCT:  Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts

CDA:  Confidential Disclosure Agreement (may also be called: Confidentiality Agreement, Non-disclosure Agreement, Secrecy Agreement)

DUA:  Data Transfer/Sharing/Use Agreement

UMB Policy Regarding Ownership, Management, and Sharing of Research Data

Kuali Research:  User must have PI roles or Pre-award Department roles in Kuali Research to initiate a proposal and route the unfunded agreement. Contact your department administrator or your SPA Team for more information.

MOU:  International Memorandum of Understanding

MTA:  Material Transfer Agreement

SPA:  Sponsored Programs Administration (contact your SPA Team)

UMBiz:  Access via myUMB Portal

VSA:  Visiting Scientist Agreement