Lawrence Tech has developed a number of policies and procedure documents to assist researchers in applying for and administering funded research projects.
In addition to externally funded projects, Lawrence Tech has also established intellectual property and royalty policies applying to inventions created by faculty members. Additional resources are available for use in industry-sponsored projects involving students.
Please see the "Guide to Managing Federal Grants for Colleges and Universities" (from NCURA and NACUBO) for background information on intellectual property and grant management.
Intellectual Property Policy
Lawrence Tech's intellectual property policy applies to research, scholarly, and creative works developed by faculty members and students.
Invention Disclosure Form
The invention disclosure form is referenced in the intellectual property policy, and should be used whenever a faculty member invents a new device, product, or service which has benefited from significant use of University resource.
The draft License Agreement can be used to agree upon terms and conditions to formally transfer intellectual property, patents, and technical information related to the design, manufacture and sale of products owned in totality or partially by the University under the terms of the Intellectual Property policy. The draft License Agreement is provided to allow for a better understanding of the content, information, and legalities involved in the "Tech Transfer" of intellectual property, and can be used as the basis for developing a licensing agreement when a tech transfer opportunity arises. The actual terms of a licensing arrangement that seeks to license IP rights held by Lawrence Tech must be approved by College and University administration.
Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement
The draft Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement can be used in situations where discussions require the disclosure by one party to the other of confidential and/or proprietary information in the course of evaluating a potential relationship.
External Grants and Contracts Compensation Policy - Lawrence Tech's compensation policy describes options for faculty members to receive compensation and/or release time for their sponsored research. Faculty members should work closely with their Department Chair to develop a compensation plan as part of their annual workload plan.