The Research Contracts Unit in University Research Services is responsible for the primary coordination, negotiation, and administration of research related agreements for Queen's University and the affiliated teaching hospitals. We encourage our researchers to involve us in their discussions with sponsors at the earliest opportunity, as this will help to streamline the process of review and signature, and help to avoid unwanted delays due to incomplete documentation or agreements that do not meet university policy requirements. It is especially important to contact the Research Contracts Unit as soon as possible as, due to the high volume of contracts received in the Research Contracts Unit, the average time for the first review can be 3-4 weeks.
Agreements related to research are signed by the Director, Industry Partnerships and Innovation Park, on behalf of the University.
The primary functions of the Research Contracts Unit are: