The Office of Sponsored Programs has a standard research agreement template modeled after the Simplified and Standard
Model Agreements for Industry-University Cooperative Research, which was a joint effort
of the Government-University-Industry-Research Roundtable of the National Academy
of Sciences and the Industrial Research Institute.
For proposals to commercial concerns, the Office of Sponsored Programs will prepare a suitable research contract. Consequently, such proposals should be routed in SPS well in advance of any sponsor-imposed deadline. The Principal Investigator will be advised by Office of Sponsored Programs to submit the research contract with the approved proposal to the sponsor.
This procedure should streamline the negotiation process and decrease the time and effort required to reach an equitable agreement.