Track F

SIG18 University/Industry Research Contracting: Nuts and Bolts

Track: Industry/Academic Partnerships

Target Audience: All Audiences

Sally O'Neil, Stanford University


Industry research contracting has become more complicated for nonprofit institutions in recent years. All parties agree that it takes too long to finalize research contracts. However, we don't always agree on the reasons behind this. What are the hangups? What can be done about them? Is it all about intellectual property, indemnification provisions, conflicts of interest, indireict cost rates, or differences in cultures? Following up on last year's session, come share your difficult experiences and success stories. Help formulate best practices for bringing companies and nonprofit research institutions together in the research lab.

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