Research Contracts and Agreements


Research Contracts and Agreements 

There are many offices working together to support timely execution of research contracts and agreements including Office of Innovation Commercialization, Sponsored Program Administration, Office of Advancement, and Purchasing.  Each has their own routing process.  A clearly defined set of pathways is laid out in the Contract and Agreement Routing Checklist for the following types of contract/agreements.  If none of the questions below apply, your agreement will be reviewed by the Contract Routing & Triage Committee.  

 

Many of these standard agreements be found by searching "templates" in Tools for Researchers.  

Contract/Agreement
Responsible Office
Email for information
Purchasing Agreement Purchasing Department gwoodlief@augusta.edu
Service Agreement Purchasing Department gwoodlief@augusta.edu
Donor Agreement Office of Advancement advancement@augusta.edu
Confidentiality Agreement (CDA) Office of Innovation Commercialization cda@augusta.edu
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Office of Innovation Commercialization cda@augusta.edu
Data Use Agreement Office of Innovation Commercialization cda@augusta.edu
Material Transfer Agreement Office of Innovation Commercialization cda@augusta.edu
Master Research Agreement Sponsored Program Administration spacontracts@augusta.edu
Master Clinical Trial Agreement Sponsored Program Administration spacontracts@augusta.edu
Clinical Trial Agreement Sponsored Program Administration spacontracts@augusta.edu
Basic Science Contract or Agreement Sponsored Program Administration spacontracts@augusta.edu
Laboratory Contract or Agreement Sponsored Program Administration spacontracts@augusta.edu
Collaborative Research Agreement Sponsored Program Administration spacontracts@augusta.edu
Animal Research Agreement Sponsored Program Administration spacontracts@augusta.edu
Beta Test Agreement Sponsored Program Administration spacontracts@augusta.edu

 


If your agreement includes any of the following, please submit to Sponsored Program Administration at spacontracts@augusta.edu:

    • Commitment of the university through faculty, postdoc, or staff member (not student) to scientific or scholarly inquiry, typically documented by a research plan or statement of work
    • Includes any language noting that Material will be transferred to AU, to AU faculty, staff, or students
    • Requires that any research compliance office be required to provide services to support the oversight of the agreement (Includes AU Research Compliance Offices include Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Radiation Safety Committee, Chemical Safety Committee, Biosafety  Committee, and Conflict of Interest Committee)
    • Requires a detailed financial report or specific deliverables (i.e. line item budget detail, percentages of effort, etc. and not just a request for a summary report  of expenditures)
    • Terms and Conditions for the disposition of tangible property such as data, equipment, records, technical reports, theses, dissertations, or other deliverables
    • Any license language for any invention, product, material, device, or intellectual property
    • Request for ownership of intellectual property such as licenses, copyrights, royalties, etc.
    • Compensation or financial support for medical residents
    • Funding to specifically support a self-funded medical residency position