Graduate Medical Education is the administrative office responsible for coordinating residencies, fellowships, and affiliations for medical residents. Visit the Graduate Medical Education website for more information.
External Sale of Goods or Services
The Office of Internal/External Sales in the Controller's Office is the Subject Matter Expert and administrative office responsible for coordinating the selling of goods and services to external customers for the University. The request for approval for conducting external sales would require completing the Internal/External Sales Approval Form (UM1608), which is available at the Office of Internal / External Sales website. The procedures for conducting external sales are specified in detail in the External Sales policy "Selling Goods and Services to External Customers" found in the Policy Library. The steps to obtain approval to conduct external sales activities, including use of a contract, are located at the External Sales website. Contract originators may complete the appropriate Standard Contract once all approvals have been obtained on the Internal/External Sales Approval Form.
International Affiliation and Contracts (non-AHC)
The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance) is the Subject Matter Expert and administrative office responsible for coordinating international affiliation and exchange relationships for the University system, facilitating University policy and processes regarding international activities, and providing guidance, in consultation with OGC, to University faculty and staff on international contracting. OGC and GPS Alliance have worked together to develop a wide range of pre-approved international affiliation and exchange agreements for use by University units. The related procedures and processes are managed by GPS Alliance. Visit the GPS Alliance Partnerships website for more information.
Patent or Technology Marketing
A patent is a grant of a property right by the U.S. government to the inventor giving the owner of the patent the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the U.S. or importing it to this country. A technology license is a negotiated legal contract in which the University grants an individual or company certain rights to use and/or sell inventions made by University employees.
Technology Commercialization is the Subject Matter Expert and the administrative office responsible for determining marketability of an invention and whether to apply for patent protection. Technology Commercialization determines the appropriate Standard Contract to use and completes and executes all contracts. Visit the Technology Commercialization website for more information. Research policies and procedures are found in the Policy Library, Academic Administrative Section 1.
Purchase of Goods or Services
Purchasing Services is the Subject Matter Expert and administrative office responsible for facilitating purchasing processes, and providing sourcing, bidding, and troubleshooting assistance to University of Minnesota colleges and departments. Visit the Purchasing Services website for more information concerning Purchasing transactions. Purchasing methods and procedures; process and policies are found in the Policy Library, Financial Section 7.
Real Estate, also known as real property, can be land (surface or subsurface), buildings (or space within a building), air rights, mineral rights, or water rights. A lease is an agreement that gives the user exclusive possession of a real estate (which can be land or all or part of a building) for a specific period of time. A use/license agreement permits a person to do something on the property of another without giving the user any interest in the property. Unlike a lease, a use/license agreement is typically revocable at will and is non-exclusive.
The Real Estate Office is the Subject Matter Expert and handles all real estate leasing (including office, laboratory and storage/warehouse space, and land), all real estate purchases and sales, and management of certain University properties. Visit the Real Estate Office website for more information on real estate.
Real Estate policies are found in the Policy Library, Financial Section 14. In most instances, the Real Estate Office completes the Standard Contract form. All real estate contracts must be signed by the Real Estate Office.
A Sponsored Project is an externally funded activity that is governed by specific terms and conditions, and is separately budgeted and accounted for subject to terms of the sponsoring organization. Sponsored Projects may include grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research, training, and other public service activities.
Sponsored Projects Administration is the Subject Matter Expert and administrative office responsible for helping University of Minnesota faculty seek, acquire, and manage externally sponsored funding for research, training, and public service projects. Visit the Sponsored Projects Administration website for more information on sponsored projects. Research policies and compliance are found in the Policy Library, Academic Administrative Section 1. OGC has pre-approved a wide range of standard government contract forms developed by agencies such as NIH and NSF.