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Contents of a Research Contract

Research contracts typically cover these topics:

  • Scope of work and each party’s contributions (‘scope of work and budget’), including University indirect costs of research/overhead
  • Confidentiality terms and publication of research results
  • Ownership of research results and sponsor’s right to use the results
  • Graduate student rights
  • Reporting obligations
  • Other key clauses such as: limits of liability, insurance, indemnities, termination clauses

See the key concepts page for more information about the university’s policies and expectations.