Research Services Agreement

The first step is to talk to the industry representative about what they are asking for. You may already have a rate that includes both direct and indirect costs for the service you discussed. If this is not the case, you must estimate the projected direct costs for the project and then add the indirect costs. Once you have agreed on who/what/when/where and how much, contact one of UC Davis` contract units that deal with most service contracts: the Purchasing and Business Contracts Office or the Sponsored Programs Office. UC Davis` relevant office will develop, negotiate (if necessary) and execute the service agreement. You should also expect the terms of the contract to cover the dates of the services, the connection or the product you must receive, with detailed specifications, the agreed terms of payment and cost, termination, waiver of guarantees and liability, compensation, termination addresses and communication methods, as well as contact points for both parties. In a service agreement, it is necessary to clearly identify how services fit into the UC`s mission. For example, services using company equipment or supplies could provide students with a unique education that they would not otherwise get. After receiving a Summary Sheet (DSS), we will assist you in creating, verifying, negotiating and executing. Although it is possible to reach an agreement on a particular area (for example. B, PI, College, Institute), this is ultimately a university agreement that should be signed only by a single official of the authorized university. The goods and services we offer are not with commercial promises and guarantees.

The university provides services to outside companies on the basis of “no-profit/no loss,” as well as for the conduct of industry-sponsored research. Service budgets must provide both direct and indirect costs of services. The rate and method of applying costs corresponds to the operating facilities and administrative costs negotiated. Many industrial-university research relationships are for collaborative research. Some relationships may seem more commercial to the industry. All UC`s work must somehow transmit our mission of teaching, research and public service. The contract used by UC for certain types of business relationships is called a “service agreement” and contains certain conditions to correct mission-related differences in this industry-university relationship. Contact the Office of General Councel (OGC) for any request to negotiate the terms of this agreement, with the exception of Section 6 Insurance, please contact Risk Management. Divisions do not sign the PSO. We have provided templates for several model agreements for sponsored projects that must be advised when using Sponsored Projects Officers: necessary if a potential independent contractor is a non-individual corporation or if the checklist (above) has established that the person is an independent contractor. The following standard contracts can be downloaded below. Many academic activities include an element of contracting with organizations and institutions outside the university.

It is important that contracts are developed and managed in a way that maximizes benefits to the university, minimizes unintended consequences, and allows the university to meet its contractual, legal, ethical and regulatory requirements. Several university departments also have standard form contracts (or contractual “models”) for use by teachers and staff.

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