Contract development and negotiation
Researchers who receive a draft research agreement, or are requested by an external funding organisation to provide a research agreement, should contact the Research Office to discuss the project and documentation.
Common forms of research contracts and agreements
- Research agreement
- Letter of agreement
- Fee for service agreement
- Consultancy agreement
- Scholarship agreement
- Memorandum of understanding
- Confidentiality agreement / Non-disclosure agreement
- Material Transfer agreement
Agreements will be reviewed in consultation with the lead researcher and funding organisation to ensure all University and researcher rights, interests and obligations are protected.
- Identifying the appropriate parties, project and services
- Commencement and completion dates
- Key personnel
- Fees, milestones and due dates
- Ownership of intellectual property – background IP and project IP
- Moral rights
- Confidential information and privacy
- Dispute Resolution
After successful contract negotiation
Following contract negotiations, the Research Office liaise directly with the funding organisation and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) to obtain a fully executed research agreement. The research project and access to funding can commence upon receipt of the executed agreement.