The industry contracting group manages the negotiation, execution and account setup for clinical trials, including industry-sponsored or investigator-initiated protocols as well as trials initiated by non-industry entities (e.g., universities).

BU researchers should contact the industry contracting group at as early in the process as possible; preferably as soon as an industry study has been identified or as soon as a sponsor or contract research organization (CRO) has approached a BU researcher for potential participation as a clinical trial site.

A typical industry clinical trial agreement request should proceed according to the following pathway: