Sponsored Programs Contracting Officer for Industry-Sponsored Research



University of Florida Office of Research
Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP)
Contracting Officer for Industry-Sponsored Research

Phone: (352) 294-3314

Email:  zhdupee at ufl.edu

Zana Dupee is a Sponsored Programs Contracting Officer for industry-sponsored research at the University of Florida.  Mrs. Dupee is a contact for industry or PIs who need someone to coordinate the contract for their sponsored research at UF.  If you are interested in doing industry-sponsored research at UF and need assistance with the required paperwork, call Zana or send her an email.  She will be able to point you in the right direction.

UF is a big university, and sometimes it is confusing to know where to start to get a sponsored research project going.  Do you need to start with the PI, the department, the Office of Technology Licensing, or the Office of Research?  As the industry contract coordinator, Zana Dupee is available to guide your project through the process of getting approved at the University of Florida.  She is familiar with the contract terms and conditions that the university will accept.  She knows which approvals are required in order to get an agreement signed.  Don't worry the next time you want to get an industry-sponsored agreement approved, Zana will be able to help.

As a Sponsored Programs Contracting Officer for the UF Division of Sponsored Programs, Zana assists researchers with review and approval of industry-funded research agreements. She reviews the Scope of Work, including milestones and deliverables, with the Principal Investigator (PI). She reviews Intellectual Property issues and works with the UF Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) to resolve them.  She conducts Export Control reviews to confirm that the research fits within the Fundamental Research Exclusion.  She works with UF Compliance Officers as needed to ensure compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and to confirm whether a Technology Control Plan (TCP) is needed for the project.  She reviews Research Agreements (SRAs) to ensure compliance with UF guidelines for contract terms and conditions. She also has signing authority for Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs).