Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Jennifer Ponting, Director, Pre-Award Services in the Office for Sponsored Programs at Harvard University Jennifer is currently the Director, Pre-Award Services in the Office for Sponsored Programs at Harvard University. In addition to University-wide compliance responsibilities, she oversees a diverse group of research administrators, negotiators and operations staff that manage and provide pre-award services for a total portfolio of over USD 300 million annually. Prior to joining Harvard, Jennifer was a Senior Contract Officer at Columbia Technology Ventures, the tech transfer and licensing office at Columbia University. She also served as the Export Control Officer and Contract Specialist for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jennifer received her B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. Elaine Brock, Project Manager at UIDP and President & Senior Partner at Contracts, Compliance, and Conflict of Interest Authority, LLC Elaine is a Project Manager for the UIDP, managing the Contract Accords and Master Agreements projects, both of which develop practical guidance and materials to help parties negotiating collaborative research agreements. She is President & Senior Partner at Contracts, Compliance, and Conflict of Interest Authority, LLC, where she provides advice and counsel to universities and small business on research administration issues.