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Negotiate a Contract

Research agreements between the University and outside entities come in many form and serve a wide array of purposes. They cover applied research, evaluation, training, demonstrations, material transfers, confidentiality terms, equipment loans, and more. Outgoing subawards and subcontracts also fall into this area.

If you are new to research contracts or have an unusual document to process you may want to click here to get an overview of various contracting procedures. Simply select the process that matches the contract that you have been sent or that meets your needs.

If you are more experienced try this How-to link. It will give you a menu of guides that will help lead you into the contracting process that serves your need.

The University of Iowa and UIRF are happy to announce a new Intellectual Property Option for corporations looking to partner with UI researchers. This option allows a more streamlined negotiation process and fewer unknown royalty costs for sponsors. To see which of our IP options is appropriate for your funded project, please consult the FileIP Guide.

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