Cooperative Research Memoranda Agreements

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  What is a Cooperative Research Memoranda of Agreement?
    It is a general agreement between CU-Boulder and another university that includes a section that states that the named universities will be engaged in specific areas of research. The timeframe is 2-4 weeks and non-standard language requires additional time to review.
     
  2. When should you develop a research agreement?
    A Cooperative Research Memoranda of Agreement should be developed before CU-Boulder and the other institution faculty members begin working on a joint research project or a joint funded project. Faculty need to review the Research Integrity and Regulatory Compliance standards, including export control.
     
  3. Who signs this document?
    In the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Associate Dean for Research. Other people who will sign the document include: Vice Chancellor for Research, Dean or President of the other institution, Legal Counsel, and the Chancellor and/or Provost.
     
  4. What is the Research Memoranda of Agreement approval process?
    The Research Memoranda Agreement process includes: departmental review, Associate Dean for Research (CEAS) review, International Education (informational), Vice Chancellor for Research, Contracts and Grants( if funded) Legal Counsel, and Chancellor and/or Provost.
     
  5. Who should have a copy of the signed Research Agreement in the College of Engineering and Applied Science?
    Signed copies of the agreement should go to the Associate Dean for Research’s office in the Engineering Dean’s office and your department office. This document should be accessible.
     

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