Sample Forms and Agreements

Examples of standard SIU forms and agreements are included below to serve as reference documents. The exact con tent and language of each document may change in order to meet specific project/partnership needs or other considerations. Please contact us to get started.

Confidentiality Agreement

This form is SIU’s standard mutual confidentiality agreement, which can be executed to define the proper handling of confidential information by both SIU and industry partners. The Office of Technology Transfer can provide a customized document if provided with information about the outside company/institution/organization, a contact person within that entity, and other information about the anticipated nature of the relationship.

Licensing Agreement

A licensing agreement is a legal contract in which the licensor (SIU) grants the licensee (company) rights to make, sell, use, and/or otherwise commercialize intellectual property owned by the licensor (SIU). Standard SIU templates are available for general technologies, therapeutics, and medical devices. Note that the exact content and language of each document may change in order to accommodate specific details of each invention and partnership. Please contact us to get started.

Materials Transfer Agreement

This contract defines the rights and responsibilities of providers and recipients with respect to materials and any derivatives transferred for research purposes. The Office of Technology Transfer can provide a customized document if provided with information about the outside company/institution/organization, a contact person within that entity, and the nature of the material to be transferred in, out, or between SIU and that entity.

Option Agreement

SIU's standard option agreement is a legal contract through which SIU can grant a prospective licensee (company) a right to obtain a license for a finite amount of time for intellectual property owned by SIU. The agreement is commonly used for situations when a company is exploring a technology’s fit within its portfolio or other due diligence matters. Note that the exact content and language of each document may change in order to accommodate specific details of each invention and partnership. Please contact us to get started.

Research Agreement

Please contact the appropriate sponsored project office (based on the researcher’s campus affiliation) for more information: