Terms & Conditions

At a minimum, a sponsored project agreement should address:

Terms and conditions that may require negotiation are described below.

Choice of law and venue  “Choice of law” refers to the legal jurisdiction while  “Venue” refers to the physical location.

Indemnification refers to a guarantee to compensate another party for any loss or damage that occurs in the future.

Copyrights refers to the intellectual property right granted to an author. 

Patents refers to the intellectual property right granted to an inventor.

Publications  Board of Regents Policy on Ownership of Intellectual Property states that "the prompt and open dissemination of the results of research undertaken at the University of Nebraska and the free exchange of information among scholars are essential to the fulfillment of the University's obligations as an institution committed to excellence in research, education, and service."

Payment Schedules  Typically, payment to UNMC by a sponsor is made:

Incorporated by Reference  Some agreements may not specifically state every term or condition but instead refer to other documents.

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) clauses define how to do business with the federal government in a procurement environment.  Link  to the FAR website.