Agreements

We have several template agreements we use with our industry partners. However, we are always happy to consider a different form, and recognize that not every project will fit neatly into one of our pre-set templates. Please feel free to discuss with us directly, and we can work with you on determining the best approach to an individual project – or a series thereof.

We work regularly with large and small companies to document the transfer or exchange of confidential or proprietary information.  Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs, sometimes also called CDA’s or PIA’s) help protect this information by limiting who may have access to it and how it may be used.  We understand that each company is different and will work with you to tailor these terms to fit your needs.

When to Request an NDA

It may be helpful to put an NDA in place when licensing, commercialization, or sponsored research opportunities arise.  Let us know if you would like to learn more.

Requesting a New NDA

Non-clinical NDAs are handled by a team of negotiators in the Office of Technology Transfer and elsewhere within the EVPRI office.  To request a new NDA, please log onto iRIS and submit an NDA Negotiation Request Form.  We will contact you promptly to provide guidance on the agreement’s next steps or to request additional information from you, if necessary.

Additionally, please feel free to call 502-852-7253 with any questions you might have.

A Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) between ULRF and an industry sponsor establishes the contractual terms and conditions for conducting a specific research project. These agreements are our most general purpose, and are meant to cover a broad range of potential projects – from research into a particular problem, to improvements to your background technology – to potentially even providing some validation prior to a licensing deal or as part of one such. To establish an SRA, please contact OIE. Send along your company’s contract template or use one of UofL’s templates: federal ULRF template (PDF), nonfederal ULRF template (PDF)). We will negotiate the agreement terms and conditions with you and bring the contract to execution.

Projects wherein UofL provides standard technical services/testing to your specifications are handled contractually through Service Agreements. These agreements are meant to be used where the work to be done is standard, and there is no intention or desire to create intellectual property – rather, you are interested in using our facilities, equipment, and expertise to provide data for your business’ use. To establish a Service Agreement, please contact OIE. Send along your company’s contract template or use one of UofL’s templates: federal ULRF template (PDF), nonfederal ULRF template(PDF)). We will negotiate the agreement terms and conditions with you and bring the contract to execution.

To change the terms and conditions of an existing agreement, please forward the request to OIE.

University team members in our Office of Technology Transfer work regularly with private industry to bring materials into University laboratories.  They understand that each project has differing needs related to these types of research agreements.  Agreements are worked through on a case-by-case basis: individual research goals and expectations are identified, as are conflicting terms in funding or other agreements (such as other MTAs, when materials are used in conjunction).  They strive to negotiate fair, tailored terms for use of private industry materials.

MTA terms can be part of an SRA or Service Agreement. The UofL SOW should identify any planned exchange of biological or chemical compounds as part of a project.

Learn more about MTAs.

Questions?

OIE staff are happy to answer any questions you may have concerning any process, form, document or policy. You may contact us by email or by phone at 502-852-7253.