Documents & Forms
- Invention Disclosure Form
- Copyrighted Material Submission Form
- Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
- Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA)
- Sponsored Project Agreement
- Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA) Form
- Standard Addendum for Consulting and Third Party Employment
- Private Space Use Request Form
This online form is for faculty innovators and research staff to report invention or software made at CU Boulder and UCCS to Venture Partners.
This form allows university inventors to inform Venture Partners of the creation of new copyrighted materials, including software or designs.
Copyrighted materials that are educational materials such as textbooks, electronic media, syllabi, tests, assignments, monographs, papers, models, musical compositions, works of art, unpublished manuscripts, are subject to the University of Colorado Policy APS 1014: Intellectual Property That is Educational Materials. You are not required to disclose such educational materials to Venture Partners or use this form, and should contact your supervisor for assistance with those educational materials.
Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are legally binding contracts used to transfer tangible research material between two organizations (the provider and the recipient). MTAs specify the recipient's permitted uses of the material, determine rights granted to each party, and provide protections for each party's intellectual property.
MTAs are managed by the Office of Contracts and Grants. Learn more here.
Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs), also commonly referred to as Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs) or Proprietary Information Agreements (PIAs), are contracts between at least two parties which outline the proprietary/confidential information that the parties wish to exchange but want to restrict from wider use and dissemination.
NDAs are managed by the Office of Contracts and Grants. Learn more here.
A Sponsored Project Agreement (SPA)is an agreement between an outside institution and CU that allows the university to accept outside sponsorship while still maintaining some level of intellectual property rights on the subsequent research.
All faculty, and any other employee or student with responsibility for the design, conduct or reporting of research are considered critical to the research process and must disclose any significant financial interest and external professional activity that could compromise university decision making or duties.
This addendum ensures that your third party activities (such as consulting) do not conflict with your obligations to the university.
Researchers submit this form to request university buildings, offices, labs and rooms to use for research purposes.
This policy of the University of Colorado has been established to accomplish the following objectives:
- To encourage the faculty and staff employees of the University to make all discoveries available for public use and benefit as efficiently and quickly as possible;
- To protect the University's primary role of teaching and research by regulating the involvement of the University, its faculty, staff employees, and all collaborators in the development of discoveries;
- To protect the potential equities of the University, its faculty and staff employees in discoveries; and
- To advance and encourage research within the University by providing a method of using royalty income from discoveries for research purposes.
This policy enhances the environment for development and commercialization of intellectual property such as inventions, patents and software. In this policy the University of Colorado reaffirms its commitment to academic freedom. The University of Colorado also encourages and rewards its discoverers and innovators who benefit society and who create significant economic resources for themselves, their research programs and the University.
This policy statement clarifies the rights, responsibilities and rewards for the University and its employees in the development and commercialization of educational materials. The University of Colorado in this policy, as elsewhere, reaffirms its commitment to the principles of academic freedom. The University of Colorado also reaffirms its commitment to encouraging and rewarding authors, creators, researchers and inventors who are developing intellectual property. The University supports the creative works of authors, who will under most circumstances retain broad rights in support of their creative endeavors. This policy does not change the traditional relationship between the University and employees who, independent from using substantial University resources, retain broad rights of ownership of scholarly and artistic works.