Standard Agreements

Material Transfer Agreements

Partnership Agreements

  • Standard NDA (PDF)
  • Standard Inter-Institutional Agreement (PDF)
  • Standard Option Agreement (PDF)
  • Standard License Agreement (PDF | Summary of Terms)
  • Standing offer term sheet for faculty-involved start-ups in physical sciences (non-software) (Word | PDF)
    • IAC is also developing standard offers for start-ups in other fields; please contact us for more information
  • Standard STTR IP Agreement (PDF)
  • Standard Sponsored Research Policies & Agreements
  • Auburn can also enter into SBIRs, CRADAs and teaming agreements

Innovator Agreements

  • Patent and Copyright Agreement for Auburn University Personnel (PDF)
  • Authorship & Copyright Royalty Agreement (ACRA) (PDF | Word)
  • Ownership & Copyright Royalty Agreement for Non-Employees (OCRA) (PDF | Word)
  • Release of Rights Agreement (PDF)


*All research related agreements, license agreements, MTAs, NDAs, as well as option, teaming, STTR and other related intellectual property agreements must have the signature of an authorized signatory of the University or the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Only authorized signatures can legally bind the University to the aforementioned agreements.