Welcome to the UCSF Industry Contracts Division

UCSF has a solid track record of productive partnerships with industry that lead to innovative therapies, materials and devices. There are many ways to work with industry, ranging from exchanging materials, becoming involved in joint scientific and clinical collaborations, to financial support of clinical trials and basic research.

Here are some details on ways to engage with an industry partner and how ICD can help get you started:


Industry Sponsored Research & Collaborations
Working with industry can either be funded research involving agreed upon UCSF research deliverables, or collaborative research where industry and UCSF investigators work together on joint research goals.

Industry Funded Clinical Trials
Whether you have developed a clinical protocol yourself (Investigator-initiated) or your protocol was designed by an industry sponsor (Sponsor-initiated), ICD can help you get your study started.

Confidentiality Agreements
Confidentiality agreements are used to protect non-public information and allows UCSF researchers and companies to discuss interesting new findings without compromising future patentability or ability to publish.

Material Transfer
A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is needed any time a UCSF investigator sends or receives materials, software or human data into or out of UCSF. ICD is here to help you with this process. See below for instructions on how to obtain an MTA for your transfer.