The Contracts Team of the Research Operations Office (ROO) is responsible for all contracts related to research with a wide range of external organisations and for authorizing all research contracts for collaborative research within the University. We are responsible for managing contracts from inception which includes
- carrying out risk assessments
- due diligence
- advising on terms and conditions
- drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts
- putting in place other bespoke research related arrangements
When to contact ROO
Contact the Contract Manager as early as possible when a research contract is required or as soon as communications with external parties commence as this speeds up negotiations, as we can appropriately co-ordinate the different elements involved.
No contractual terms should be agreed with the sponsor or other parties - even verbally - before the Contracts Manager has had the opportunity to review the project.
If you require non-research contracts, for example for procument, consultancy and dontations, further details are available here