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.

consulting agreements

Consulting Agreements
A consulting agreement is an agreement between a faculty member and a company in which the consulting activities do not use any University resources, such as personnel, equipment, or space. Please note that University administration staff do not negotiate consulting terms on behalf of faculty and are not authorized to sign on behalf of UCSF or The Regents on consulting agreements between faculty and outside third parties. There should be no overlap between your research activities as an employee of UCSF and your personal consulting activities.

If you would like to request review of a proposed consulting agreement, please follow the instructions on the Request for Review of Faculty Consulting Agreement Form, or you may contact Renee Lee, Vice Dean Cohen’s Office, at (415) 476-1978 or [email protected] Due to limited staffing available for this type of review, we suggest submitting any request at least three weeks prior to the consulting activity.