UIDP Contracting Webinar Series

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March 13
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar: Contracting Basics II

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

UIDP Contracting Webinar SeriesNegotiation of research agreements is an integral aspect of University-Industry partnerships. Successful research agreements assure the interest and needs of both parties are accommodated. This session will provide basic information to help achieve that objective regarding background intellectual property, foreground intellectual property, software/copyrights, and other research results.

This webinar session will provide a basic summary of issues for each topic, requirements, and best practices for tackling related issues.

Areas of Focus

  • Background Intellectual Property
  • Foreground Intellectual Property
  • Software/Copyrights
  • Other Research Results

Who Should Attend?

This basic-level webinar is intended for corporate and academic representatives with limited experience or new to the responsibilities of initiating, reviewing, negotiating, or managing university-company research contracts. This includes representatives of technology transfer, sponsored projects, economic development, university relations/business relations, researchers and research staff.


Contracting Basics II Webinar
Member: $100 / Non-member: $200

10-Webinar Series
Member: $900 / Non-member: $1,900

See the full UIDP Contracting Webinar Series schedule here.


Paul Lowe
Associate Vice President for Research | Kansas State University

Paul Lowe is the Associate Vice President for Research at Kansas State University. Lowe has served K-State for 31 years in the areas of policy development and institutional compliance, and as K-State’s authorized organizational representative providing oversight of proposal development and submission, contract development/review/ negotiation and subcontracting activities. Lowe has participated in several UIDP projects over the years. He served on the UIDP Finance Committee from 2011–2013 and has participated in programming delivered through the UIDP Academy. Lowe served the UIDP Membership through service on the UIDP Board as an At-Large University Member during 2014.


Jennifer Barron
Principal Subcontracts Manager | Collins Aerospace

Jennifer Barron has over twenty years’ experience in research and development contracting and subcontracting. Currently, she is a Principal Subcontracts Manager at Collins Aerospace, where she is responsible for the management of a subcontract from inception to end of life, which includes the development, negotiation, and management of complex and high risk subcontracts, and serves as team lead. Previously, she was Executive Director of Johns Hopkins University, where she served as lead negotiator on large, complex federal projects, and was responsible for policy and process development and implementation. She is well-versed in drafting and negotiating highly complex agreements including clinical trial, material transfer, non-disclosure, and intellectual property, as well as contracts and subcontracts involving diverse partners including the federal government, large and small industrial corporations, and foreign institutions.


About the Series

UIDP Academy presents a ten-part webinar series on contemporary issues and opportunities for effective negotiation of industry-sponsored research agreements (ISRAs). This series is strategically designed to offer seasoned contracting professionals, as well as novices and others who just want to learn more about the general issues affecting ISRA negotiations, an opportunity to discuss a broad range of contracting matters.

Information and ideas from leading subject matter experts are presented on tried, true, and new approaches, with opportunities for Q&A and presenter interaction. When appropriate, presenters will use the UIDP Contract Accords as practical guidance to help participants understand issues and collaborate more effectively.

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