Business Contract Types
An agreement between the University and another entity, usually a nonprofit, where the parties jointly operate a shared program. Affiliation agreements include an ongoing governance mechanism and require approval from the Board of Regents. Examples include jointly operated medical residency programs, clinics, and laboratories. In some cases, an accreditation agency will require the other party to refer to a Student Placement agreement as an Affiliation, but such agreements do not require Regental approval.
An agreement with health-related entity (clinic) to provide fee-based clinical screening services, which typically requires business affiliate agreement (BAA).
An agreement to provide fee-based educational instruction to non-Berkeley students (primarily undergraduate and graduate students) in support of the University’s education mission.
An agreement to provide educational outreach to pre-University students (primarily K-12 or community college students) in support of the University’s public service mission.
An agreement with an entity (museum) to provide for the exhibition of art, collections, or other museum-related content, including science exhibitions.
An agreement to provide training to non-Berkeley students (primarily executives and post-graduate students). These programs typically do not provide credit towards matriculation, but may involve certification.
An agreement granting an entity (usually commercial) permission to use unique University facilities on a fee-for-service basis. Test results generated under these agreements are exclusively owned by the outside entity, and the agreement must comply with APM-020 University of California Regulation 4.
Fee for Service
An agreement intended to accomplish a University business objective or govern a business activity that generates revenue for the University.
An agreement with an entity under which the IP owner (licensor) licenses the other party (licensee) to use intellectual property for a fee/royalty, includes Author License agreements to publish third party articles in University journals. Typically, BCBP handles copyright and trademark licenses, but not patents, which are handled by OTL.
An agreement to keep certain information confidential (also known as confidentiality agreement), typically associated with a primary undertaking governed by a separate agreement. BCBP handles NDAs for agreements submitted to BCBP. IAO handles NDAs associated with industry-sponsored research, as well as for proposals submitted to SPO.
An agreement with an entity (publisher) to publish and distribute University content for a fee/royalty, which typically includes a copyright license.
An agreement where an entity (sponsor) provides goods, services, and/or a financial contribution in return for approved recognition of the sponsor in University activities or events, typically with a campus department or division.
An agreement with an entity related to an Intercollegiate Athletics event.
An agreement to provide Berkeley students (either undergraduate or graduate students) with an opportunity to attend another educational institution, typically with concurrent enrollment in both institutions. These agreements may be binding or, in the case of no funds changing hands, non-binding MOUs.
An agreement to provide Berkeley students with internship placement opportunities and other similar learning and teaching experiences (e.g., hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, elementary and secondary schools). In some cases, an accreditation agency will require the other party to refer to a Student Placement agreement as an Affiliation, but such agreements do not require Regental approval.
An agreement to provide training to licensed/credentialed non-Berkeley teachers, or professional development trainings/workshops to district teachers.
An agreement in which a party relinquishes a known right, or grants another party permission to exercise a specified right or rights, in exchange for something in return from the other party.