About SPA

Sponsored Programs Administration, allied with its partner teams, Sponsored Programs Finance and the Center for Clinical Research Advancement (CCRA), serves BMC in its drive to deliver healthcare innovation to our patients, our communities, and the world at large.

As BMC's signatory on all sponsored program* awards,** SPA acts specifically to assure compliance with a myriad of federal regulations as well as sponsor and BMC requirements, promoting integrity and efficiency.  As the central team collaborating with the BMC community in proposal submission, award acceptance, and post-award administrative management, SPA partners with investigators, program directors, and administrators to secure external funding and complete projects that care for our patients and communities today, while shaping the future of health care for all.

Serve the SP community | Protect BMC's interests | Uphold integrity

*BMC's government-funded service programs share many government requirements with research programs and their percentage of external funding has risen to nearly one third of the whole. In recognition of these facts, Research Operations (RO) employs "sponsored programs" in its communications, including policies and webpages, whenever applicable, retaining the term "research" for the several contexts that are research-specific.

**The CCRA's Clinical Trial Office team is the signatory for industry agreements.