Types of Collaboration

Research partnerships or agreements (as opposed to grants) between McGill University and an industry, government or non-profit organization typically fall into one of the following broad funding arrangements:

Each of these contractual arrangements differ in terms of the parties’ control over scope and timing of the project, the nature of the services provided, intellectual property rights conferred to the sponsor, the type of research personnel involved, and the degree of latitude on budgeting.

The following sections will provide an overview of these types of arrangements; in all cases, please contact a member of the Grants and Agreements Team as early as possible in the process.