Sponsored Programs Contracting Officer for Industry-Sponsored Research

University of Florida Office of Research
Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP)
Contracting Officer for Industry, Foreign, and Federal Contracts for Sponsored Research

Phone: (352) 294-3314

Email:  zhdupee at ufl.edu

Zana Dupee is a Sponsored Programs Contracting Officer for industry, foreign, and Federal Contracts for sponsored research at the University of Florida.  Mrs. Dupee is a contact for sponsors or PIs who need someone to advise them on the process for putting a contract in place for their sponsored research at UF.  If you are interested in doing sponsored research at UF and need assistance with understanding the process to put the required paperwork in place, 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?  The best place to start is with a Statement of Work and a budget that both the sponsor and PI agree on.  With those documents, we can then go through the process of getting the project approved by the department, college, and core office at the University of Florida.  If you have questions, feel free to ask Zana or any member of the DSP Contracting Team.  They are familiar with the contract terms and conditions that the university will accept.  

As a Sponsored Programs Contracting Officer for the UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP), Zana assists researchers with review and approval of sponsored 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).