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Sponsored Research Agreements

A Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) is a contract between the institution and a sponsor for the purposes of funding and conducting research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. An SRA may be funded from for-profit/private industry sponsors.

The SRA can be for specific projects in one laboratory (e.g. to investigate the role of a gene in cell growth) or for multidisciplinary endeavors, such as genomics and bioinformatics. Sponsored research represents a commitment by both parties to promote investigations in a particular area, and often results in proprietary positions.

The SRA includes terms to cover the scope of work to be conducted, reporting responsibilities, timetable expectations, budget for the research, payment obligations and schedule, options to license the intellectual property arising from the research, protection of the data, and confidential information exchanged during the research.

For further information about sponsored research at Fox Chase, please contact John McNeill.

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