What About Consulting?

When researchers enter into consulting agreements, they are deemed to be acting outside of the scope of their employment. Therefore consulting arrangements are not negotiated by the University nor formally reviewed by OTC.  Researchers who enter into consulting agreements should familiarize themselves with the policies of their school or college relevant to consulting activities. The researcher is expected to ensure that the terms of the consulting arrangement are consistent with University policies, including those related to IP ownership, employment responsibilities and use of Intellectual Property. OTC is available to provide informal advice on how your consulting agreement relates to your Intellectual Property.

A discussion regarding consulting and conflict of interest can be found here.