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Requesting a research contract

Research Strategy

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.

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