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The University of Louisville is a public institution of postsecondary education of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. UofL is a body politic and corporate in law. The University of Louisville Reserch Foundation, Inc. (ULRF) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation acting as the agent of the University of Louisville for receiving grants and research agreements from external funding sources. ULRF also owns and controls intellectual property on behalf of the University.

Clinical Contracts Division and the Office of Industry Engagement have responsibility for the review/clearance of the following projects:

    1. The project is a clinical trial using the operational definition of clinical trial for the purpose of proposal submission

    2. The project involves one or more of our affiliated hospital sites (Norton Healthcare, Jewish & St. Mary’s, University Hospital, VAMC) or other external healthcare provider

    3. The project involves a small business or other for-profit entity with a governmental flow-through such as the SBIR/STTR or KSTC programs where the business will contract with the University (not the University contracting with the governmental agency)

    4. The project is sponsored or funded by a for-profit/industry entity

The Clinical Contracts Division (CCD) focuses on clinical trials and clinical research/clinical activities (generally research or sponsored activities that would require review or approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB)) sponsored by industry or involving one of the hospitals in the Louisville Medical Center. The Office of Industry Engagement (OIE) focuses on projects with industry that would not involve human subjects (projects that would require review or approval by the IRB.)


  • Legal Entity for research agreements:
  •      University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. (ULRF)
  • Contacts for Research Agreements

  •   Clinical Contracts Division
    501 E. Broadway, Suite 200
    Louisville, KY 40202-1798
    Phone: 502-852-8359
    Fax: 502-852-2590
        Office of Industry Engagement
    (As of May 23, 2014)
    300 E. Market, Third Floor
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Phone: (502)-852-7253
    Fax: (502)-852-2590
  • Authorized Signatory

  •      Only a Research Administration representative with signatory authority is authorized to sign on behalf of ULRF/UofL for sponsored activities. Investigators and department heads are not authorized signatories.


    When our researchers develop their budget proposals they use these fringe benefit and Facilities and Administrative Cost rates.


  • Fringe Benefit Rates
  • Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates


    Additional information for sponsors of clinical trials and other clinical research

    Additional information for industry sponsors of nonclinical projects

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