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Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Finance (OSPRF)

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The OSPRF supports the advancement of clinical research by providing leadership and necessary expertise in research administration while ensuring compliance with relevant regulations. This Office is also responsible for the governance and management of the Clinical Research Revenue Cycle. The experienced staff of the OSPRF strives for consistently achieving optimization of financial performance and compliance, reduction in legal consequences stemming from potential research non-compliance events, and protection of CHRISTUS Health assets. For timely launch of clinical trials, this Office is charged with developing relevant processes and internal controls.


The Pre-Award team provides support and assistance to investigators interested in sponsored research as they prepare proposals for submission to sponsors. This team is also responsible for developing, negotiating and executing contracts and budgets for sponsored clinical research. The services offered are:

  • Budget Development, Review, and Negotiations
  • Contract Development, Review, and Negotiations
  • Research Coverage Analysis
  • Grant Writing, Review, and Submission
  • Management of Research Administrative Charge Master/Fee Schedule
  • Fair Market Value Assessments
  • Contract Negotiation
    • Master Clinical Trial Agreements
    • Clinical Trial Agreements
    • Confidential Disclosure Agreements
    • Material Transfer Agreements
    • Data Use Agreements
    • Business Associate Agreements
    • Subcontracts and Subawards
    • Research-Related Service Agreements
    • Research-Related Facility Use Agreements
    • Amendments


The Post-Award team serves as the liaison between investigators and sponsors upon receipt of research grants and awards. This team managers financial activity through internal controls and review of all research-related transactions. The services offered are:

  • Billing and Invoicing
  • Collections and Posting
  • Trial Coding
  • Cost Transfers
  • Cost Sharing/Matching
  • Research Expenditure Control
  • Award Closeout

Research Finance

The Research Finance team provides overall management of research finance for accurate reporting. The services offered are:

  • Management of Clinical Trials Management System
  • Time and Effort Reporting
  • Government Financial Reporting
  • Internal Financial Reporting
  • Account/General Ledger Reporting

The OSPRF Team


Contact Us

M Harper headshot  Margarette Donnay, BS, CRA
Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Finance
919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, Texas 75038

Office: (469) 282-1438