Some sponsored projects require the University to collaborate with other institutions or contractors. Such effort must be defined in the proposal and approved by the sponsoring agency. Subcontract or subgrant documents must also be approved by the sponsoring agency prior to finalization of any such agreement. The Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for the preparation of such agreements (exclusive of the scope of work and programmatic aspects) as well as coordination with the contract or grant administrators of the sponsor agency. During any programmatic discussions with potential subcontractors or subgrantees, financial commitments or arrangements must be coordinated with and approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs for additional information and guidance on this requirement.