Research Contracts

As noted in SFU Research Policy R 10.01, research contracts and agreements involve funds that are assigned for research purposes through a legally enforceable agreement which may include conditions setting forth specific terms governing the conduct, direction and scheduling of the tasks to be performed; designating ownership of proprietary rights to the research results; laying out the financial regimen to be followed; and other restrictions required by the research sponsor. There are also various agreements which do not provide funding, but which facilitate research in other ways.