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.