Upcoming Seminar Series Schedule

Legal Issues in Sponsored Research
Presenter: Andrew Norman, Associate University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Services
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location: UWBC Auditorium, Room 1111

Abstract: This seminar will address the legal issues that may need to be resolved before the University can accept sponsored research agreements. Specific examples of contract and grant provisions that most commonly are an issue between the university and a sponsor will be discussed. The presentation will last approximately one hour. An open discussion period will follow for those who wish to stay.

Managing Risks in Research Agreements
Presenter: Jeanine Critchley, Director of Risk Management
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time: 10:00-11:00
Location: Room 334, Bascom Hall

Abstract: This session will discuss the University’s insurance program (property, liability, other types of commercial insurance), how to respond to various insurance clauses, when we need to ask for insurance, and other issues including policies, limits and claims.  Make sure to bring your nagging questions with you!

Fee for Service Activities with Industry
Presenter: Stephen Harsy, Director, Office of Industry Relations, School of Medicine and Public Health
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location: UWBC Auditorium, Room 1111

Abstract: Fee-for-service work typically consists of the execution of a predefined or repetitive process, or the production of a product that meets predefined specifications. The activity is not expected to add to the body of fundamental knowledge in a given field. Where the activity involves data generation, the data may be so specifically related to a company product or process as to have little value to anyone other than the sponsor or the sponsor’s competitors. This seminar will focus on the School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for conducting fee-for-service activities.