OSRA versus Biopharma Alliances Office

Office of Sponsored Research Administration and the Biopharma Alliances Office
OSRA BpA (Biopharma Alliances)
Leadership Aleta Gunsul Larry Schlossman
Charge To facilitate the negotiation of certain sponsored and non-sponsored (i.e., MTAs) research agreements from for-profit, private industry sponsors, non-profit entities (e.g., state or federal agencies, foundation, or not-for profit institutes or alliances). These opportunities are not proactively sought by OSRA and typically involve an sponsor-initiated and sponsor-led ongoing, pre-clinical, translational research project which involves no background IP or high probability of foreground IP. To proactively market, generate and structure new opportunities for business development and translational research alliances with industry in order to maximize the participation of WCMC faculty in research collaborations with the life science and biopharma sector in connection with investigator-initiated and investigator-led, pre-clinical, innovation-driven, discovery-oriented research projects with translational potential, around which either (1) IP already exists (aka, background IP); and/or (2) which may give rise to new IP (aka, foreground IP).
Agreement Types processed by each office
  • Incoming Material Transfer Agreements
  • Industry-Sponsored (initiated) Contract Agreements, collaborative research agreements
  • Data Use agreements
  • Outgoing service agreements
  • Consulting agreements for external individuals (i.e., for non WCMC personnel)
  • Research Alliance Agreements
Questions/ Contact Please contact OSRA by email osra-contracts@med.cornell.edu for industry-initiated agreements for consultation and for incoming MTA related matters OR by telephone at 646-962-8290 Please contact Larry Schlossman at las2041@med.cornell.edu or by telephone at 212-746-6906