Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Research Contracts Unit


The Research Contracts Unit offers the following services to Queen’s researchers, Departments, and Faculties:

  • Assessment of risks of proposed research contracts in order to protect the legal and financial rights and obligations of the university
  • Drafting, negotiation, and oversight of research contracts through to execution and establishment of research project accounts
  • Guidance on project inputs and outputs including budgets, scope of work, deliverables, and milestones
  • Legal interpretation of research contracts and related documents
  • Project and relationship management support during the life of the research contract (follow-on documents, contract amendments, contract interpretations, resource allocations and consumption, problem solving, dispute resolution)
  • Review and interpretation of proposed terms that are included in calls for research proposals or proposal applications
  • Development and interpretation of policies and procedures related to research contracts

To discuss and access these services, please contact the Research Contracts Unit.