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These Contract Accords for University-Industry Sponsored Research Agreements were developed by a strategically assembled and dedicated team of research administration professionals from academia and industry. The Contract Accords address commonly recognized areas that can delay or derail projects, and typically require additional time for resolution. The objective of these Contract Accords is for each party to gain a greater understanding of how these topics can be adequately addressed and allow for mutual benefit to each party during the negotiation of sponsored research agreements. These Contract Accords reflect the consensus and best practices of university and industry UIDP representatives and continue to evolve.
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This Researcher Guidebook addresses the opportunities and challenges unique to institution and industry collaborations, specifically targeting active researchers (at all career stages) and is the product of the collective expertise of the UIDP's member representatives. The guidebook is divided into two parts: Part 1 is dedicated to the Institutional Researcher; Part 2 is dedicated to the Industrial Researcher. These two companion portions of the guidebook together create a strategic tool to promote greater understanding of the issues that face both parties in order to facilitate more effective collaborations for mutual benefit. Reading this guidebook should lead the researcher to ask the right questions, both of the organization and of the potential collaborator, to determine whether to proceed with a particular collaboration.
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Press Release - July 11, 2012
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In this document, we present The Partnership Continuum as a model which can be used to explain how academia, industry, and government interact across the spectrum of partnership modes. It is our hope that consideration of The Partnership Continuum and the examples we reference will stimulate others to extend their current concepts regarding the meaning of “partnership” and identify new ways to partner with others to the maximum benefit of all involved.
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“These principles are intended to support more productive collaborations between university and industry research leaders while recognizing that the missions and objectives of the university and industry partner are distinct. It is a fallacy to assume they are identical, or even in all cases compatible or complementary. The challenge then lies in understanding how the missions and objectives of both sides differ, and to shape relationships that allow both sides to achieve their desired objectives. With these guiding principles as a starting point, strategies and processes can be brought to bear to develop collaborations in which the parties’ disparate missions, objectives, and constraints can be simultaneously addressed to achieve a more beneficial outcome.”
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“The University-Industry Partnership has created this volume of individual case studies (here called “living studies”). Although a few involve licensing agreements, most of these living studies focus on challenges at the beginning of research partnerships, when sponsored research agreements are negotiated. The following Summary serves as an interpretive guide, showing how the Guiding Principles relate to each case.”
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ARTICLE: Strength in Numbers - Selection Magazine (January 2010)
Why University-Industry Partnerships Matter
“Balancing…The University-Industry Partnership” (July/August NCURA Magazine Issue: Special Theme: University-Industry Partnerships)