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1 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan CONTRACTS Working for you

2 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Contracts Unit  We are: Maggie L’ArriveeGladys Neufeld Administrative CoordinatorContracts Support Gabrielle Battiste Deborah Houston John Parsons Clinical Trials Contracts Officer Contracts Officer Contracts Officer

3 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Research Facilitators Ron MantykaTom Graham AgricultureCIHR Anne NeufeldTom Porter Fiona Haynes InternationalNSERCSSHRC

4 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Contracts Unit  What We Do Research Services is responsible for the primary coordination of research related contracts for the Office of the Vice-President Research.

5 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Primary Functions:  a) drafting & negotiating agreements  b) pre/post award support and administration  c) development of research policies  d) acting as liaison – researchers/sponsors/admin units  e) providing information and being an educational resource

6 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Contract Types  Some Examples  Contract Research Agreement  Grant –in-aid  Contribution  Clinical Trial  Technical Service Agreement  Network for Centres of Excellence  Affiliation & Memorandum of Agreement

7 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan CONTRACTS  For each Party contracts will define:  Deliverables Reports, research results Payment  Rights Publication? Intellectual Property?  Obligations Confidentiality, indemnity

8 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan The Process 1. Draft Contract 2. Contract Officer Reviews 1. Consults with other units 3. Researcher Signs 1. Department approval 2. College approval 3. Returns contract to RS 4. Board Approval 5. Sponsor RESEARCH SERVICES RESEARCHER BOARD SPONSOR DRAFT

9 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Researchers Please provide us with:  A proposal / statement of work  Contacts – sponsor information  A budget  Remember the overhead

10 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Research Policies  4.39 Policy Providing for the Use of the University Seal  4.40 Signing Authority Policy  8.10 Publications Policy (Research)  8.20 Administration of Research Grants and Contracts  8.22 Administration of Research Funds  8.24 Administration of Research Overheads

11 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Signing the contract  The U of S, not the researcher, not the Department or College, is the contracting party.

12 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Signature Policy All must agree to the contract:  Researcher (aka “Principal Investigator”)  Department Head  Dean’s Office  Chair, Board of Governors representative  Secretary, Board of Governors representative

13 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Fund Opening  Contract must be properly executed  All research funds in UniFi must be authorized by Research Services  Ethics and Biosafety approvals first Provide us with certificate #s ASAP please!

14 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan DOs and DON’Ts  DO contact Research Services  DO read the contract  DON’T sign until we say – okay!

15 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Working for you  We are dedicated to helping facilitate your research.  Please contact us about any research contract questions you may have.

16 Research Services, University of Saskatchewan Special Invitation to Campus Research Community Visit us, call us, because… we can help facilitate your research:  We will visit your site, office, lab…  We will negotiate in your best interest  We will provide training and workshops for you and your staff We are located in Room 1607, 110 Gymnasium Place (NRC Bldg.). Phone for an appointment.


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