a The following areas should be considered in consultation with the Faculty Contract Negotiators at the earliest opportunity. This will help inform the negotiation position for the College and may help enable swift agreement with the other party or parties. Key information includes:

  • Who the Funder is
  • What stage any discussions are at and what has been provided to the Funder, or may have been agreed in principle to date.
  • Details of the Research activity itself including:
    • Who developed the proposal
    • The scope of work, what this will entail and whether it is large scale work
    • Who will be doing what
    • Whether the work is part of a long term strategy
  • The location of work
    • Where will work be carried out, i.e. whether this is on College premises, at the Funder’s premises, elsewhere
  • Share of work
    • Whether the project is collaborative, and if so who else may be involved and what their participation might be
  • What relationship (if any) does the work have with similar projects taking place, or those that are due to take place in the Department or elsewhere in the College?
  • Funding
    • Whether the Funder has indicated a budget limit
    • The cost / price of the activity (if known at this stage)
    • Whether there are any other parties providing funding, materials or otherwise
  • Intellectual property (IP)
    • Whether the work relies on College owned Background IP
    • Whether any third party owned background IP or materials may be required
    • Whether novel or commercially viable IP is likely to arise
  • Clinical Research
    • Whether there is any clinical activity associated with the project, ie. does it involve humans subjects, their tissues and/or data -  for further information contact the Joint Research Office
    • Whether there are any non-clinical ethical considerations