Contracting and Budgeting

Contracting and Budgeting Contracting and Budgeting


  • Clinical Research Initiation Service (CRIS) Fee is required by our institution in order to participate in clinical research. The CRIS fee is a one-time fee charged to all industry-supported studies. This is a mandatory, non-refundable, central office fee that applies to all new projects and any amended projects that were not assessed the fee originally. The CRIS fee covers expenses associated with the University’s central research administration’s review of the study materials, assessing the need for and developing coverage analysis (when applicable) to ensure research billing compliance, as well as contract and budget negotiations. The CRIS Fee is currently $2,500.
  • Clinical Budget Checklist

Please use this checklist when you are developing a study budget.

This template facilitates the development of an internal budget, including personnel and institutional costs.

When anticipating UM subcontracting to another entity, please follow the processes listed on the Subcontracting to Another Entity page.

The Subrecipient Commitment Form must be submitted with grant applications that include subawardees/subcontractors to the Office of Research Administration (ORA). ORA will not issue subawards/subcontracts without the completed Subrecipient Commitment Form.

The FDP Subrecipient Pilot Form must be used if the subrecipient is listed in the FDP Pilot on the FDP Expanded Clearinghouse page.

In the absence of an award letter, an account may be opened or extended under guarantee. The Advance Account Form can be used to request opening or extending an account without an award letter. Please keep in mind that if not awarded, the guarantee account is liable for expenses charged.