Research Topic

Industry and Private Funding

Description

Industry and Private Funding Matrix

This matrix identifies typical attributes associated with a variety of industry and private funding contracts. The matrix also seeks to clarify the nature of gifts, grants and contracts from industry for our campus units, and to provide guidance for prospective industry partners. Contact SPA with any questions.

Attribute

Charitable Contribution or Gift

Affiliations1

Grant

Facilities Use (Research Facilities and Equipment)

Technical Testing

Negotiated Contract: Revenue Generating

Negotiated Contract: Research and Sponsored Activity

Intellectual Property Terms (Inventions, Copyrightable Works)

UIUC owns; sponsor gains no free rights to use

UIUC and/or partner institution owns; members have rights to license

UIUC owns

Sponsor owns

Sponsor owns

No rights granted to customer unless specified in the contract deliverables

UIUC owns with license option to sponsor

Publication Terms

No restrictions; may acknowledge donor support in publications

No restrictions, but publications may be reviewed by members before release to the public

No restrictions

Not applicable

Sponsor can prohibit publishing of test results

Not applicable

UIUC retains publication rights with sponsor review

Scope of Work

May be unrestricted or targeted toward donor intent

No specific direction by member except as generally allowable under grant

Investigator-defined project scope

Defined research purpose for use of university-specialized equipment or facilities

Services requested as described by customer or unit

Detailed work statement defining commodity or service

Detailed work statement defining project or activity; PI or sponsor defined

Materials

None

May be exchanged among members

Sponsor may provide

Sponsor may utilize

Sponsor will provide

Other party/customer generally will not provide

Sponsor may provide

Deliverables

None; gift acknowledgement or summary report

Progress reports/copies of publications and invention disclosures

Financial and progress reporting; no expectant tangible results

Not applicable

Specified proprietary test results; no analysis

Tangible products or service

Reports, work product, or other deliverable on specific dates

Typical Payment Mechanism

Check in advance

Membership Agreement: Check in advance

Subaward/Re-Grant: Cost reimbursement or fixed price

Cost-reimbursable

Billable rate

Billable rate, fixed price or cost reimbursement

Billable rate

Cost reimbursement or fixed price

Agreement Mechanism

Letter stating gift or charitable contribution

Membership Agreement and Research Project Agreement/Subaward/Re-grant

Grant agreement

Facilities Use Agreement2

Technical Testing Agreement2

Revenue generating template or negotiated terms and conditions2

Sponsored Research Agreement template, or negotiated terms and conditions

Facilities and Administrative Costs

None

Research Project Agreement/Subaward: 15% TDC, except if a different rate is established by a federal agency that provides funds to the program or if agreed upon otherwise

Full negotiated rate based on underlying activity

Other sponsored activities rate is allowed based on the table below

Other sponsored activities rate is allowed based on the table below

F&A is not assessed, but rates charged to customers are fully loaded with all applicable costs

Full negotiated rate based on underlying activity

Institutional Review

UIF

SPA

SPA

Purchasing and Contracts Management Office

Purchasing and Contracts Management Office

Purchasing and Contracts Management Office

SPA

Banner Fund Type

 

4 or 5

4 or 5

3

3

3

4 or 5

Account Management

UIF, college/unit

SPA, college/Unit

SPA, college/unit

College/unit

College/unit

College/unit

SPA, College/unit

Signature Delegation

UIF

SPA

SPA

Purchasing and Contracts Management Office

Purchasing and Contracts Management Office

Purchasing and Contracts Management Office

SPA

1Federally supported affiliations, such as those funded under an NSF I/UCRC award, represent exceptions to this process. For example, F&A may be further restricted, as according to program guidelines.

2Section 1.3.2 of OBFS policy, Initiation, Review, and Approval of University Contracts and Leases, provides unit heads the authority to sign certain unaltered, pre-approved contract templates under $10,000 on behalf of the University Comptroller. These contract templates and rules for their use can be found in the noted policy.

 

Customer Base Include Overhead Assessment in Rates Charged to External Customers? Max Overhead Assessment Allowed in the Rate Charged to External Customers?
Only Internal Customers, Including Grants Funds N/A - no sales to external customers N/A - no sales to external customers
Only External Customers Allowed, but not required Any amount not exceeding the applicable fiscal year's Other Sponsored Activities (OSA) rate
Mixed Customer Base, Not Including Grant Funds Allowed, but not required Any amount, not exceeding the applicable fiscal year's Other Sponsored Activities (OSA) rate
Mixed Customer Based, Including Grant Funds Required, since external customers cannot be given preferential pricing when compared to grant funds Overhead assessment charged to external customers must equal the applicable fiscal year's Other Sponsored Activities (OSA) rate

 

Establishing an Industry Affiliation Program

An Industry Affiliation Program provides a structure for companies to support a program of fundamental, pre-competitive, non-proprietary research in a general field of study, through a partnership between the University and the companies. Some of these programs may involve federal support, such as the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers or the Engineering Research Centers, while others are fully supported by industry members. This document provides guidance on the establishment of an Industry Affiliation Program.

 

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