Requesting a research contract
Do I Need a Contract?
If you are having discussions with external organisations whether it is a charity, another university or a company, you will need to consider if a contract is required. There are many different types of contracts depending on the nature of the relationship and you will need to consider certain factors such as the transfer of information, data or materials.
If a contract is required, liaise with the local Research Support (RS) Teams to discuss a costing and the Business Engagement (BE) Team for consultancy arrangements. RS or BE will create a PURE application and liaise with the Contract Team to initiate the process. Contact the Contacts Team, they will provide legal advice whilst working with you to draft and negotiate a contract which is appropriate for the circumstances, we will also arrange for the final contract to be signed and distributed to everyone once completed.
What is a contract?
Many projects (research or otherwise) require the University to negotiate a contract with the other party or parties involved.
Find out more about what a contract is
Types of contract
Find out more about the main types of contracts we deal with
Flowchart outlining the process and typical timescales (links to document)
Help us to help you
Does your contract have any of these factors?
Who Does What
Each role in the team has responsibility for different agreements
Find out who we are and who does what
Contact the Contracts Team
Contact details for members of the Contracts Team
Frequently used agreements
About Confidentiality Agreements
Material Transfer Agreements
About Material Transfer Agreements
Consultancies and Service Agreements
About Consultancies and Service Agreements