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Types of Research Contracts

​​​​How to determine the type of agreement/contract you will need

There are several types of research and research-related contracts, each with a specific purpose. However, the use and terminology can vary between institutions. Click on the links below for descriptions of the most common types of research and research-related agreements. In all situations, please contact the Research Contracts Cluster to assist you with providing the correct contract for your intended purpose.
  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
“Commissioned” Research agreementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/commissioned-research-agreementDialog
Grant Agreementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/grant-agreementDialog
Consortium Agreementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/consortium-agreementDialog
Collaboration Agreementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/collaboration-agreementDialog
  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/memorandum-of-understanding-%28mou%29Dialog
Service level agreement (SLA)
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/service-level-agreement-%28sla%29-consultation-agreement-analytical-test-agreementDialog
Clinical Trial agreementshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/clinical-trial-agreementsDialog
Confidentiality or non-disclosure agreementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/confidentiality-or-non-disclosure-agreement-%28nda%29Dialog
  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/material-transfer-agreement-%28mta%29Dialog
Subcontracthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/subcontractDialog
Tendershttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/tendersDialog
Donation Agreementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/donation-agreementDialog
  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
Postgraduate Bursary Agreementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Background_1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/postgraduate-bursary-agreementDialog