Research contracts and agreements

From: Robert Gilmour, Jr., VP Academic & Research
Date: April 20, 2017
To: UPEI research community

As you may be aware, the Contracts Officer position within the Office of Research Services (ORS) has been vacant for a number of months despite our best efforts. I would like to thank Jan Coffin and Kim Johnstone for stepping up and taking on the responsibility of providing contract and agreement services to you during this period.

I am pleased to advise you that effective May 1, Lauren Keefe Hogan, Risk Manager in the Comptroller's Office, will take over the responsibilities associated with the development and execution of research agreements. Lauren is a lawyer, has been with UPEI for over a year and has already worked closely with ORS on a number of research agreements and related issues. The transition of files will begin this week. Lauren's work will be supported by the addition of Jonah Clements, Risk & Contracts Officer.

Industry-related opportunities, agreements and collaborations will continue to be managed by Synapse through Justin Moores at and Kim Johnstone at

There will be no changes for the time being to our ORS forms or processes. Lauren can be contacted by calling 902-566-6097 or by emailing

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