Industrial Affiliates Programs. ABC Stanford University May 9, 2007. Agenda. Definitions and distinctions Handling the money Membership agreements Establishing new programs, reviewing them all Provisions for Visitors Some suggestions. University Policy.
May 9, 2007
The central principles that apply to all Industrial Affiliate programs at Stanford include:
1. promotion of openness in research results;
2. enrichment of students' and postdocs' educational experience;
3. maintenance of the University's role as a credible and impartial resource;
4. protection of faculty members' right to pursue research topics and methodology of their choice; and
5. conformance to the University's primary mission of teaching and research.
Externally-funded activities in which a formal written agreement, such as a grant or contract, is executed by Stanford University and the sponsor. A sponsored project typically is a transaction with a specified statement of work and with a reciprocal transfer of something of value to the sponsor.
Funds or other items of value given to the University by a donor who expects nothing significant of value in return, other than recognition and disposition of the gift in accordance with the donor's intent.
Corporate membership programs in which members pay a defined fee (usually annual) to programs in which they are interested, and, in exchange, receive facilitated access to those research programs and to participating faculty and students.
* Projects typically have a sponsor and a PI.
Gifts or other income
* Several companies support work being done in a research area
Facilitated interaction with the research program
- New accounts set up in Fund Accounting
- Gifts processed through OOD (Gift Accounting)
- Infrastructure charge applied as funds are spent
- “Unrestricted funds”*
- Accounted for as
* Funds must be used as the donor intends or in support
of program described by affiliate membership.
What can we offer?
What can’t we offer?
Not necessary, but …
If you use one, try one of our standard agreements:
Consider language making agreement automatically renewable upon annual payment.
What to Send:
(c) Stanford has established procedures for visitors who wish to collaborate on research conducted at Stanford. If member companies choose to send representatives to Stanford for this purpose, those policies and procedures will be applicable, in addition to any particular fees or other arrangements required by the Affiliate program;
(d) Stanford's intellectual property policies are applied consistently to all research conducted at Stanford. No license or other intellectual property rights will be granted as a result of membership in the program. Unless required otherwise, individuals at Stanford are free to place their inventions in the public domain.
(e) Affiliate membership does not convey specific project deliverables, nor are membership fees subject to Stanford University’s negotiated indirect cost rates. Affiliate membership fees are for the unrestricted use of the program being supported. Stanford University will use a portion of all membership fees for university infrastructure.
(for new Affiliate account set up)
Fuel Cells Consortium
Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab.
Center for Probing the Nanoscale
Department sends signed SU-18A agreements to the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)
When the Visitor is not paid by Stanford and:
1. Participates in research projects here,
2. Makes “more than incidental use” of University resources.
Ann George, Asst Dean of Research/Graduate Policy
Sally O’Neil, Manager, Industrial Contracts Office
Neil Morimoto, Senior Contract Officer