Mission Statement – Contracts Group
The mission of the Contracts Group is to ensure that
Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital are adequately
protected by the terms of clinical trial agreements as well as ensure
compliance with applicable University and Hospital policy.
We also endeavor to be efficient
and to meet needs of the investigators.
The members of the Contracts Group review, draft, and negotiate clinical trial
agreements, master agreements, non-disclosure agreements, sub-contracts, and
material transfer agreements.
We recognize that our primary clients are the
research faculty and staff at Columbia University Medical Center and the New
York Presbyterian Hospital, and that timely contract execution is essential to
furthering the goal of promoting public health through scientific
We recognize that issues regarding indemnification, publication, and
other provisions may affect the timeframe in finalizing a
contract, and we will work towards finalization as efficiently and accurately as possible.