8.4 Negotiation/Acceptance
OSP is responsible for reviewing all terms and conditions of an award before acceptance to ensure that the sponsor’s requirements are compatible with BU’s policies and procedures. Since a sponsored award binds both the sponsor and Boston University to certain commitments, it is important that the terms are clearly understood and that all concerns are resolved before the award is accepted. A sponsor that contacts a PI/PD directly regarding the terms of an award under discussion should be referred to OSP.