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Unfunded Agreement (UFA)

  • An Unfunded Agreement (or UFA -- pronounced "OOOfah") is a record n the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system (like a PAF or an AWD)  that represents a non-financial agreement with a sponsor, such as a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA), Data Use Agreement (DUA), Material Transfer Agreement (MTA), or Cooperative Research Agreement. This process is completed using the PI Sign UFA activity in the UFA workspace and must be "signed" in the system by the principal investigator (PI) in advance of ORSP review.

    Contracts and agreements are processed as "unfunded agreements" or UFAs because there is no external funding support associated with them. UFAs are integrated into the eResearch Proposal Management system (eRPM) to create a record of the agreement in the university system and to allow the research community to more easily link corresponding agreements, monitor the status of UFAs, and communicate with administrative home and central offices.