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March 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Webinar: Contracting Basics II

March 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

UIDP Contracting Webinar SeriesNegotiation of research agreements is an integral aspect of University-Industry partnerships. Successful research agreements assure the interest and needs of both parties are accommodated. This session will provide basic information to help achieve that objective regarding background intellectual property, foreground intellectual property, software/copyrights, and other research results.

This webinar session will provide a basic summary of issues for each topic, requirements, and best practices for tackling related issues.

Areas of Focus

  • Background Intellectual Property
  • Foreground Intellectual Property
  • Software/Copyrights
  • Other Research Results

Who Should Attend?

This basic-level webinar is intended for corporate and academic representatives with limited experience or new to the responsibilities of initiating, reviewing, negotiating, or managing university-company research contracts. This includes representatives of technology transfer, sponsored projects, economic development, university relations/business relations, researchers and research staff.


Contracting Basics II Webinar
Member: $100 / Non-member: $200

10-Webinar Series
Member: $900 / Non-member: $1,900

See the full UIDP Contracting Webinar Series schedule here.


Elaine Brock
President & Senior Partner | C3 Authority, LLC
Project Manager | UIDP

Elaine is a Project Manager for the UIDP, managing the Contract Accords and Master Agreements projects, both of which develop practical guidance and materials to help parties negotiating collaborative research agreements. She is President & Senior Partner at Contracts, Compliance, and Conflict of Interest Authority, LLC, whereshe provides advice and counsel to universities and small business on research administration issues.


Jennifer Barron
Principal Subcontracts Manager | Collins Aerospace

Jennifer Barron has over twenty years’ experience in research and development contracting and subcontracting. Currently, she is a Principal Subcontracts Manager at Collins Aerospace, where she is responsible for the management of a subcontract from inception to end of life, which includes the development, negotiation, and management of complex and high risk subcontracts, and serves as team lead. Previously, she was Executive Director of Johns Hopkins University, where she served as lead negotiator on large, complex federal projects, and was responsible for policy and process development and implementation. She is well-versed in drafting and negotiating highly complex agreements including clinical trial, material transfer, non-disclosure, and intellectual property, as well as contracts and subcontracts involving diverse partners including the federal government, large and small industrial corporations, and foreign institutions.


Elizabeth Adams
Director, Office of Research and Project Administration | Princeton University

Elizabeth H. Adams is currently the Director of the Office of Research and Project Administration at Princeton University. Previously, she was an Associate with the UIDP, consulting on range of research-related topics including public-private partnerships, the management of federal funding, operations management and compliance. Her nearly 20 years of experience in sponsored programs management (spanning preaward, contracts, postaward and information functions) across four major research universities (University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Virginia and Princeton University) provides her a wide frame of reference for managing and advising on university-based and cross-sector research. Elizabeth has worked at the center, department, school and central university administration levels.

About the Series

UIDP Academy presents a ten-part webinar series on contemporary issues and opportunities for effective negotiation of industry-sponsored research agreements (ISRAs). This series is strategically designed to offer seasoned contracting professionals, as well as novices and others who just want to learn more about the general issues affecting ISRA negotiations, an opportunity to discuss a broad range of contracting matters.

Information and ideas from leading subject matter experts are presented on tried, true, and new approaches, with opportunities for Q&A and presenter interaction. When appropriate, presenters will use the UIDP Contract Accords as practical guidance to help participants understand issues and collaborate more effectively.

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