The university is committed to covering the full costs of research activities. All research projects should recover the maximum allowable amount of direct and indirect costs. In accordance with federal regulations, all faculty members designated as IP in a sponsored project must make some effort to this project in order to ensure the necessary supervision/management. For more information on efforts, see Policy 1316 Effort Commitment: Managing Effort Associated with Sponsored Projects ICO negotiates university-sponsored research agreements when a company provides funds to the university for a particular project and seeks intellectual property rights or detailed research reports. When a company provides funds without obtaining rights, it is often a gift. Should indirect costs be spent on all funded research? IsPs and potential private sponsors can contact the OIE for more information on university-sponsored research projects. A SRA is a contract that is used when a company provides Stanford with funds for a particular researcher to follow a given area of research within a set time frame. The research and cooperation agreements funded are governed by various research partnerships between the university and external research organizations. These agreements describe the commitments of the parties, including a description of the project, the timetable, financial support, eligible expenses and beyond. These agreements formally define each party`s obligations and generally include the following.
The use of certain research materials requires compliance with federal law and Stanford guidelines. If the material is as follows: The Office of Industry Engagement (OIE) facilitates the negotiation of SRAs, funded exclusively by private sector for-profit sponsors. The Office of Sponsored Projects is responsible for negotiating SRAs when a portion of the funding to support the research project is obtained by a non-profit organization. For example, a public or federal agency, a non-profit foundation or foundation or an alliance. A sponsor may accept the use of the university`s standard SRA (Cost Reimbursable) or a standard SRA (fixed price). In other cases, the parties may find it advantageous to develop negotiated key terms. However, the university, as an agency of the State of Texas, has certain restrictions on the applicability of certain contractual conditions. Those interested can get more information about university-sponsored research by reading the Principles – Policies for Sponsored Activity Guide.
After the conclusion of the research agreement, all project participants are expected to enter into an agreement on confidential information and intellectual property (CIIP). Article 3 Sponsored Project 3.01 University will begin the sponsored project with the implementation of this agreement and will do everything in its power to carry out such a sponsored project in accordance with the terms of this agreement. The proponent recognizes that the university and IP have the freedom to implement and supervise the sponsored project in a manner consistent with the university`s research mission. This agreement should not be construed as limiting the freedom of those involved in the sponsored project to participate in other research activities.3.02 During the duration of the agreement, 3.03 If, for some reason, IP services are not available, the university has the right to appoint another faculty member who is acceptable to both parties to serve as a sponsored project. This assumption is not unreasonable. If a replacement IP is not designated within sixty (60) days of the end date of the original IP under this agreement, any party may denounce the agreement.