RED's Contracts Team negotiate contracts and other agreements for research and consultancy undertaken by the University's academic staff.
Good contracts ensure that work programmes and the price charged are clear, and that any risks are acceptably balanced by the benefits to the University. Such benefits include:
We work with academics and funders to help build good relationships, to maximise income and resource, and to set up contract terms. The terms provide clear guidance on the conduct of the project, serve to head-off potential problems, and resolve real ones.
Working with other Professional Services as required, we steer negotiations through to completion of an acceptable commercial arrangement, and make recommendations to Finance Services for final signature.
The University handles a huge range of different contract types, and not all of these fall under the RED Contracts Team's remit. Please see our Guidance on who to contact for different contract types (Office document, 25kB) to identify whether your query should be directed to another team.