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Further Assistance With Contracts

For assistance with an existing contract, contact or any of our in-house lawyers directly.

Note: For contracts relating to competitive research, contact Research Branch. For contracts relating to contract research or consultancies, contact Research Contracts and Partnerships.

Other Internal Stakeholders

As stated in the Contracts and Agreements Policy, certain types of contracts must be referred to specialist areas within the University that have the expertise, specific processes and/or authority to negotiate and enter into those contracts.

Agreement related to:
Specialist area to consult:
Specialist process to follow:

Competitive research grants

Research Branch

Research Grants, Contracts & Consultancies Policy

Research contracts, non-competitive research grants, or consultancy services

Research Contracts and Partnerships

Research Grants, Contracts & Consultancies Policy
Protecting and Commercialising intellectual property (including related Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements)

University of Adelaide Enterprise

Intellectual Property Policy
Collaborative research ventures with external parties DVC&VP(R) Research Centres and Research Institutes Framework - Joint Research Ventures with External Partners Template 

International agreements (Learning, teaching or research with international partner)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

International Agreements Framework

Procurement of goods and services for the University of Adelaide Strategic Procurement Strategic Procurement Procedures (under Financial Management Policy)
 IT software or hardware Technology Services IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
IT Security Procedures

Cloud-hosted applications/Software-as-a-service

Technology Services

Third Party Hosting Security Guidelines

Gifts, sponsorships, externally-funded scholarships

External Relations

Giving Policy

Jointly conferred academic coursework awards

PVC (Student Learning) or
PVC (International)

Jointly Conferred Coursework Awards Policy

Jointly conferred Higher Degree by Research awards


Jointly Conferred Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Awards Policy

Use of University brand (including name, logos, trademarks) Marketing and Communications Brand Policy
Contracts of employment and appointment of titleholders  Human Resources  As advised by Human Resources

Capital works (major or minor building work and infastructure or property use transactions)


As advised by Infrastructure

Engagement of consultants or contractors n/a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Handbook: Chapter 3.21 - Contractor Safety Management
Contractor vs Employee Guide
Sham Contracting Information sheet

Establishment or acquisition of Controlled Entities

Legal and Risk Branch

University Controlled Entities Policy

Insurance Contracts Legal and Risk Branch As advised by Legal and Risk Branch

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