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Preserving Sponsored Research Integrity: Fortifying Contractual Language and University Policy to Prevent Bias and COI


By David Schwartz
Published: May 22nd, 2018

Research collaborations between universities and industry offer critical benefits to both parties. But, these complex agreements come with great responsibility related to the integrity of research data, and the principal investigator’s ability to conduct, review and publish the research independently and without the any hint of bias.

As more for-profit actors are added to the research stage, the spotlight also focuses more directly on the various conflicts of interest that can harm reputations and bring research partnerships to a screeching halt.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has secured two experts from UNeMed to present this detailed webinar: Preserving Sponsored Research Integrity: Fortifying Contractual Language and University Policy to Prevent Bias and COI.

This critical program – coming next Tuesday, May 29, will dive into best practices that universities can draw upon to ensure their research and technologies are well protected by contractual language as well as compliance and integrity policies.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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International Collaborations and IP Protection


By David Schwartz
Published: May 22nd, 2018

To help universities tap into the growing international opportunities for sponsored research deals — while also ensuring key issues surrounding IP and other contract terms are appropriately addressed — Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has created International Collaborations and IP Protection, and exclusive collection containing over 3 hours of expert advice, immediately implementable takeaways, and cost-saving solutions on this critical topic.

Here’s what’s included in this high-value collection.

  • Session One: Best Practices for Safeguarding University IP When Structuring Deals in China
  • Session Two: Building International Sponsored Research Collaborations: Navigating Culture, Contracting, Compliance, and IP Protection
  • Session Three: Best Practices for Cost-Effective Filing of PCT and EPO Patent Applications

For complete program and faculty details and to order, CLICK HERE >>

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Enhance University-Industry Collaboration: Case Study of UGA’s Industry Engagement Team and Industry Express Program


By David Schwartz
Published: May 15th, 2018

The University of Georgia has made it a key priority to enhance industry partnerships based on a model that is “relationship-focused” rather than transactional — and it’s paying off in new sponsored research agreements and other valuable linkages that are sowing the seeds of long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.

One notable recent effort of the UGA Industry Engagement team is the Industry Express program. This new program benefits industry partners by making the negotiation of research agreements a faster and more transparent process, with three options featuring well-defined terms that help eliminate uncertainty about licensing costs.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has secured two of UGA’s research leaders to present this detailed, case study webinar: Thursday, June 28: Enhance University-Industry Collaboration: Case Study of UGA’s Industry Engagement Team and Industry Express Program, scheduled for June 14. You’re invited to join Crystal Leach, PhD, Director of Industry Collaborations, and Cory Acuff, PhD, Associate Director of Licensing, for an inside look at UGA’s key initiative and strategies.

For complete program details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Preserving Sponsored Research Integrity: Fortifying Contractual Language and University Policy to Prevent Bias and COI


By David Schwartz
Published: May 8th, 2018

Research collaborations between universities and industry have become commonplace and often offer critical benefits to both parties, advancing potentially valuable technologies that may have otherwise been delayed or discontinued. But, these complex agreements come with great responsibility related to the integrity of research data, and the principal investigator’s ability to conduct, review and publish the research independently and without any hint of bias.

As more for-profit actors are added to the research stage, the spotlight also focuses more directly on the various conflicts of interest that can harm reputations and bring research partnerships to a screeching halt. That’s why our Distance Learning Division has secured two experts from UNeMed — the University Nebraska Medical Center’s tech transfer arm — to present this important, detailed webinar: Preserving Sponsored Research Integrity: Fortifying Contractual Language and University Policy to Prevent Bias and COI, scheduled for May 29.

This critical program will dive into best practices that universities can draw upon to ensure the integrity of their corporate-sponsored research through carefully drafted contractual language as well as optimal compliance and COI policies.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations


By David Schwartz
Published: May 1st, 2018

It used to be that philanthropic organizations offered grants and little in the way of oversight or management of projects. But times have changed, research is big business, and today’s agreements with philanthropic groups present unique issues that can be extremely difficult to manage without the proper terms and stringent reporting systems in place. It may seem counterintuitive coming from a philanthropy standpoint, but each organization has its own unique agenda, contractual must-haves, IP issues, and financial requirements.

Few have dealt with these issues more than Katharine Ku of Stanford University, and she recently shared her experience and best practices with a worldwide audience to rave reviews. Due to the session’s popularity, we are offer an encore presentation of Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations. The recorded program will be aired on May 9 a special 11:00 EDT time to better accommodate our overseas customers. Katharine has years of first-hand experience dealing with research agreements involving non-profits, and in this session she offers a detailed look at the challenges of partnering with philanthropic organizations.

For complete details, CLICK HERE.

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EAR/ITAR Compliance Workshop: Understanding and Managing Export Control in University Research and Technology Transfer


By David Schwartz
Published: May 1st, 2018

Under U.S. export control regulations, many common university research practices could put you at risk of thousands of dollars in civil or criminal fines or debarment from federal contracts if you haven’t received a “Deemed Export” or technology transfer license.

This recorded training program will review the EAR/ITAR regulations and discuss key definitions of terms related to deemed exports. Additionally, you will learn about how to establish procedures that ensure you are informed of potential issues early-on and work with researchers and the export control office to manage them effectively. Kay Ellis, MHR, director of the export control program with the University of Arizona, leads this practical and essential program.

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Preserving Sponsored Research Integrity: Fortifying Contractual Language and University Policy to Prevent Bias and COI


By David Schwartz
Published: April 24th, 2018

Research collaborations between universities and industry have become commonplace and often offer critical benefits to both parties, advancing potentially valuable technologies that may have otherwise been delayed or discontinued. But, these complex agreements come with great responsibility related to the integrity of research data, and the principal investigator’s ability to conduct, review and publish the research independently and without any hint of bias.

As more for-profit actors are added to the research stage, the spotlight also focuses more directly on the various conflicts of interest that can harm reputations and bring research partnerships to a screeching halt. That’s why Industry-Sponsored Research Management’s Distance Learning Division has secured two experts from UNeMed – the University Nebraska Medical Center’s tech transfer arm — to present this important, detailed webinar: Preserving Sponsored Research Integrity: Fortifying Contractual Language and University Policy to Prevent Bias and COI, scheduled for May 29.

This critical program will dive into best practices that universities can draw upon to ensure the integrity of their corporate-sponsored research through carefully drafted contractual language as well as optimal compliance and COI policies.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Webinar this Thursday: How, When and Why to Terminate an IP License


By David Schwartz
Published: April 17th, 2018

No one wants to terminate a license. Sometimes, however, in the face of a licensee’s failure to move a technology forward, it’s the best option available to give university IP a fighting chance to make it to the marketplace. Other precipitating factors may include bankruptcy, breach of contract, non-performance, or royalty payment disputes.

It’s not a decision you can take lightly — there are many factors at stake, including the risk of souring your relationship with the licensee, who may be a faculty member or corporate partner in good standing. It’s critical to communicate effectively, while making sure all the proper steps have been taken in accordance with the terms outlined in the agreement.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has scheduled this important webinar being led by Seema Levy, JD, Assistant Director of Research Initiatives and Risk Management at SUNY’s Stony Brook University: When All Else Fails: How, When and Why to Terminate an IP License, scheduled for this Thursday, April 19.

For complete program details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Encore presentation: How to cultivate and manage research agreements with philanthropic organizations


By David Schwartz
Published: April 10th, 2018

It used to be that philanthropic organizations offered grants and little in the way of oversight or management of projects. But times have changed, research is big business, and today’s agreements with philanthropic groups present unique issues that can be extremely difficult to manage without the proper terms and stringent reporting systems in place. It may seem counterintuitive coming from a philanthropy standpoint, but each organization has its own unique agenda, contractual must-haves, IP issues, and financial requirements.

Few have dealt with these issues more than Katharine Ku of Stanford University, and she recently shared her experience and best practices with a worldwide audience to rave reviews. Due to the session’s popularity, we are offer an encore presentation of Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations. The recorded program will be aired on May 9 a special 11:00 EDT time to better accommodate our overseas customers. Katharine has years of first-hand experience dealing with research agreements involving non-profits, and in this session she offers a detailed look at the challenges of partnering with philanthropic organizations.

For complete details, CLICK HERE.

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When All Else Fails: How, When and Why to Terminate an IP License


By David Schwartz
Published: April 3rd, 2018

No one wants to terminate a license. Sometimes, however, in the face of a licensee’s failure to move a technology forward, it’s the best option available to give university IP a fighting chance to make it to the marketplace. Other precipitating factors may include bankruptcy, breach of contract, non-performance, or royalty payment disputes.

It’s not a decision you can take lightly — there are many factors at stake, including the risk of souring your relationship with the licensee, who may be a faculty member, student or local corporation in good standing. It’s critical to communicate effectively, while making sure all the proper steps have been taken in accordance with the terms outlined in the agreement.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has scheduled this important webinar being led by Seema Levy, JD, Assistant Director of Research Initiatives and Risk Management at SUNY’s Stony Brook University: When All Else Fails: How, When and Why to Terminate an IP License, scheduled for April 19. For complete program details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Best Practices in University Research and Tech Transfer Compliance


By David Schwartz
Published: April 3rd, 2018

When it comes to matters of regulatory compliance in research, there is no room for error. Fortunately, strong education and airtight monitoring systems can prevent the damaging consequences of non-compliance that can result in a black mark on your university’s reputation – as well as its future research funding.

That’s why we’ve created the Best Practices in University Research and Tech Transfer Compliance distance learning collection. The collection consists of three distance learning programs, complete with all original program materials, filled with expert compliance guidance related to the Bayh-Dole Act, reporting guidelines for iEdison, and SBIR/STTR funding regulations.

You’ll receive the recorded programs in three formats — DVD, On-Demand Video, and PDF Transcript — so you can listen and share them with staff at your convenience in whatever format you choose. It’s a great addition to your training library you can use over and over again.

The three programs included are:

  • Bayh-Dole Compliance Check-up: Effectively Address the Challenge of Complacency
  • Maintaining Compliance with iEdison: A Practical Guide for Universities
  • Avoid SBIR/STTR Fraud and Abuse Allegations in University Research

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Webinar this Thursday: Managing Compliance Challenges Associated with Research Gifts


By David Schwartz
Published: March 27th, 2018

When it comes to funding in the form of research gifts, there’s no such thing as “no strings attached.” Without solid systems and procedures in place, gifts can quickly turn into a compliance nightmare that can damage the university’s reputation as well as its prospects for future funding.

Proper management of funds relies heavily upon clear and concise university policy to correctly classify and process all gifts, and ensure acceptable levels of accountability and stewardship. It also requires that faculty have a clear understanding of COI and disclosure rules related to gifts, and that IP issues be clarified with the donor.

The critical webinar Managing Compliance Challenges Associated with Research Gifts is scheduled for this Thursday, March 29. The program will be led by Rupinder Grewal, Conflict of Interest Officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Shawna Vogel, Director of Grant & Contract Administration, MIT Office of Sponsored Programs.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE:

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