The University has developed numerous standard Agreements to facilitate contract negotiation and execution.
Standard Agreement Templates
Using a standard Agreement template makes the process of establishing a contract more streamlined. As a public educational institution, the university is governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin as well as UW Board of Regents policies. The Agreement templates below all include legal terms that most collaborators or sponsors are willing to accept when working with a public research institution such as UW-Madison.
Reminder: All Agreements must be processed via a WISPER record for Departmental and SoHE review. Only an authorized university official may sign an Agreement.
For assistance preparing an Agreement to send to an outside sponsor or collaborator, please contact Sarah Marcotte.
|Agreement Type||Used for...||Template Links|
|Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) or|
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
|Sharing of confidential information, including parties interested in discussing potential future research collaborations.|
This Agreement type does not involve performing research or service activities. If work will be performed, a Research or Service Agreement must be established.
|Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)|
|Data Use Agreement (DUA) or|
Data Transfer and Use Agreement (DTUA)
|Sending out (UW to outside entity) or bringing in (outside entity to UW) data. The Agreement will outline data security and storage requirements, the Recipient's rights to publish results, data destruction steps, etc.|
Additional information: RSP DTUA Resource webpage
|DTUA - De-identified human subjects data|
DTUA - Limited Data Set (LDS)
DTUA - Identifiable human subjects data
DTUA - General data
|Collaborative Research Agreement||Collaboration with an outside partner when both the University and the outside partner contribute contribute data, materials, or resources to a joint research project, but the project is not funded (sponsored) by the collaborator.||Collaborative Research Agreement, Non-funded|
|Standard Research Agreement||Research activities sponsored by an outside entity when a University researcher is serving as the Principal Investigator.||Standard Research Agreement|
|Standard Services Agreement||Service activities sponsored by an outside entity when a University employee is providing routine services based on an established fee structure for the activity.||Standard Service Agreement|