CU Boulder enters into many types of agreements with sponsors, including the federal government, foundations, other universities, and industry. These relationships are governed by agreements between CU Boulder and the sponsor which define each party’s rights and obligations in the relationship.

Many types of agreements received by CU Boulder, but not all, are accepted under the authority of the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG). These agreements, including incoming subcontracts, usually require negotiation between CU Boulder and the sponsor and always require OCG's approval/signature.

Frequently Used Agreements

Information about the most common types of agreements can be found on the pages listed below and in the navigation at right: 

Federal Grants & Contracts
Master Agreements
Material Transfer Agreements
Non-disclosure Agreements
Data Transfer and Use Agreements
Service Agreements

Additional Resources

Industry & Foundation Relations (IFR) at CU Boulder connects local, national and international companies to the people, services, projects and resources they need to support business growth and development.

Venture Partners at CU Boulder supports research with expertise in patents, copyrights and licensing. Venture Partners at CU Boulder helps translate discovery into impact through intellectual property management services, and connects campus researchers with a variety of commercialization programs within CU Boulder and the community.