Research agreements are drafted and negotiated by the Office of Research in order to make sure University of Waterloo requirements are met and to protect researchers and the University from risks inherent in binding legal agreements. The list below shows who can help you with what sort of agreement.


Type of research-related agreement Who can help
Industry and government contracts see industry sponsors
International non-industry collaborations see international research
Inter-institutional agreements (IIA) see categories
Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) Ryan MacMillan
Materials transfer agreements (MTA) - industry Ryan MacMillan
Materials transfer agreements (MTA) - all others Leslie Copp
Government contracts (e.g. contracts with US and Canadian government departments and ministries) Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Data transfer agreements - industry Ryan MacMillan
Data transfer agreements - all others Leslie Copp
Other zero dollar and/or in-kind only agreements - industry Jennifer Ranford