The University of Iowa

Contract Metrics

The amount of time it takes to complete a research contract greatly varies. Some contracts are routine; others are complex and may require input from several offices on campus. As important, the amount of time it takes a sponsor to respond to the university’s proposed changes is almost completely beyond our control. Nevertheless, the Division of Sponsored Programs is able to report on the average and median amount of time it takes to negotiate several types of contracts. DSP captures data on the time it takes to reach certain benchmarks in the process. The following charts show that data and changes over time.