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Industrial Contracts Office (ICO)

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The Industrial Contracts Office is a unit within the Office of Technology Licensing. ICO is responsible for reviewing, negotiating and signing research-related agreements on behalf of Stanford with industry and some non-profit collaborators. ICO Contract Officers have authority to sign agreements on behalf of Stanford University and ensure that all agreements are in compliance with Stanford policy, sound business practice, and legal requirements.

Types of agreements ICO handles: Sponsored Research Agreements (SRAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Collaboration Agreements, Data Use Agreements (DUAs), Equipment Loan Agreements, Other Research-Related Agreements, Industrial Affiliate Program Agreements.

Click below to go to ICO's website for more information, including submitting a contract intake form, through which you can request review of a research agreement requiring an institutional signature. ICO will assign a contracts officer to help, or direct you to the correct office. 

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