Policy for Establishing Industrial Affiliates Programs (IAP) at The University of Texas at Austin

Responsible Officer: Vice President for Research
Sponsoring Office:  Office of Industry Engagement
Effective Date:  October 7, 2008, revised October 25, 2010
Last Reviewed:  October 27, 2010
Next Scheduled Review:  October  2011

A downloadable copy of this policy is available as IAP Policy-on Establishing Industrial Affiliates Programs (IAP)

CONTENTS

Policy Statement
Rationale
Scope
Website Address For This Policy
Related Statutes, Policies, Requirements Or Standards
Contacts
Definitions
Roles and Responsibilities
Procedures
Forms Tools/Online Processes
Appendix

POLICY STATEMENT

This policy applies to programs for broadly defined areas of basic research of common interest to academia, business, and industry which are typically referred to as Industrial Affiliates Programs (IAPs). IAPs are supported by multiple companies through membership fees and serve as an alternative way for The University of Texas at Austin research community and IAP members to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and discussion.

RATIONALE

The purpose of this policy is to describe procedures for the establishment and administration of Industrial Affiliates Programs (IAPs).

SCOPE

This policy applies to all departments, colleges, schools, laboratories, centers, institutes, bureaus, and research groups, projects, or teams.

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WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR THIS POLICY

http://www.utexas.edu/research/osp/industry_engagement/iap.html

RELATED STATUTES, POLICIES, REQUIREMENTS OR STANDARDS

Related Statutes, Policies, Requirements or Standards

UT System Administration Policies & Standards

Other Policies & Standards

  • Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 90101 - Rules for Intellectual Property: Purpose, Scope, Authority
  • Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 90102 — Intellectual Property Rights and Obligations
  • Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 90103 — Equity Interests
  • Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 90104 — Business Participation and Reporting
  • Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 90105 — Execution of Legal Documents Related to Intellectual Property
  • Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 90106 — Income from Intellectual Property
  • UTS110, Employees of the University of Texas System: Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Statement
  • Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 80105 - Joint Sponsorship of the Use of Property or Buildings
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter 5, Special Programs, Publications, and Projects
  • Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 40602 — Organized Research Units
  • Rev. Proc. 2007-47, Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Section 141 (b)
  • Internal Revenue Service Publication 598, Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations, http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/
  • The National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 ("NCRPA" or "Act"), 15 U.S.C. §§ 4301-06
  • The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, 15 U.S.C. §§1-7
  • The Clayton Act of 1914, 15 U.S.C. §§12-27, 29 U.S.C. §§52-53
  • Texas Public Information Act, Government Code Chapter 552

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CONTACTS

Contact IAP

Subject

Office Name

Telephone Number

Email/URL

Industry  Affiliates
Programs

Office of Industry Engagement

512-471-3866

industry@austin.utexas.edu

 

DEFINITIONS

Industrial Affiliates Programs (IAP)
These membership programs are a gateway for launching and conducting frequent, open communication between participating researchers and the corporate community. Companies gain direct access to state-of-the-art research capabilities and other benefits in exchange for annual membership fees which primarily fund basic research for program team members. IAP members are not granted intellectual property rights, there are no required deliverables, and therefore there are no indirect costs associated with this research, as there are with other Research Participation Agreements (RPAs) that provide access to the use of the intellectual property.

Sponsored Research Projects
In contrast to IAPs, sponsored research projects are supported by an external funding source, under a mutually binding agreement that restricts the use of the funds to the approved project and stipulates other conditions with which the university must comply. Sponsored projects typically:

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ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Office of the Vice President for Research

Deans Office/Head Administrator

Office of Industry Engagement

Program Director/Faculty Lead

Program Coordinator

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PROCEDURES

Principles

The principles which apply to all Industrial Affiliates Programs at UT Austin include:

Guidelines

Each member of an Industrial Affiliates Program must sign the University’s standard membership agreement.  Any comments regarding the agreement should be forwarded to the Office of Industry Engagement for review.

FORMS AND TOOLS/ONLINE PROCESSES

Instructions for-Requesting Approval to Establish an Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) (Word)

IAP Request Sample Memo (PDF)

IAP Membership Agreement (Word)

APPENDIX

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