Research Participation Agreements (RPAs)
Research Participation Agreements (RPAs) provide the framework for private sponsors to enter into multi-year program commitments with the University in order to explore broad research topics of mutual interest. Multiple companies support a RPA program through a tiered membership fee structure. RPA program members have the option to participate in direction of the research and rights in the intellectual property are available to certain membership levels. The University recovers its full negotiated rate for Indirect Costs associated with the research conducted under the RPA program.
For more information regarding RPAs, contact the Office of Industry Engagement.