Minimum qualifications: experience in analyzing, developing and negotiating hardware and data transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, other IP agreements and related documents for a land-Grant research university led by team members. UC Davis requires at least quarterly payments in advance during the research project. The first quarterly payment is requested at the time of the signing of the agreement and must be concluded before the start of the project, so that the university can benefit from appropriate funding to cover operating costs. Other payment rules (monthly, etc.) can also be discussed and negotiated by the Sponsored Programs Office. MTAs are very important agreements that allow researchers to obtain or transfer research materials essential to the conduct of research, and to clarify the conditions, conditions, limitations that research materials can use and what happens to discoveries (i.e. intellectual property) made with this research material. MTAs deal, for example, with issues of liability and compensation, publication rights and whether the use of materials is controlled in other research. MTAs can also be used to protect patent rights. UC Davis InnovationAccess negotiates and signs MTAs on behalf of the campus for the transfer of all materials, whether in or out, to research, non-profit or commercial enterprises.
For more information, click here. An IP that must initiate an MTA must send an application form (DOC) completed by e-mail to MTA@ucdavis.edu at least 60 days before the equipment is needed, as many MTAs must be negotiated. Nevertheless, the majority of MTAs are written, negotiated and/or executed within 60 days. In addition, UC is a signatory to the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA), which allows UC Davis to transfer materials with many other universities and non-profit organizations using a standard matching agreement. UC Davis is committed to protecting proprietary information or material provided by the sponsor from disclosure to third parties and regularly enters into confidentiality or confidentiality agreements to protect its own unpublished proprietary information, materials and technologies. However, UC Davis does not have “safe” or restricted areas, and the campus does not conduct state-classified searches. The university does not hold any trade secrets. The scope of the work is a detailed written description of the work the senior auditor will do over the life of the contract. It should be as explicit as possible. This volume of work is usually included in the research contract. All data rights resulting from employment in universities or the use of university funds belong to the university. Ownership of copyrighted documents and data developed under a contract or promotion by a commercial sponsor is generally owned by the university.
As a university, the university must ensure that the data, information and materials for academic dissemination and scientific validation obtained during the research remain widely available. Maintaining the rights to these research products allows the university to ensure that its faculty can continue its research without undue hindrance. As a general rule, each party can terminate the research contract provided that one of the parties finds that the research project is no longer academically, technically or commercially feasible. However, the university cannot suffer financial losses due to termination. If the contract is terminated, the promoter is expected to reimburse the university for all project costs incurred up to the termination date, as well as for all non-resilient project support obligations.