Office of Sponsored Programs / Resources / Frequently Asked Questions
What is required to develop an industrial affiliates program?
Is there a minimum number of affiliates required before initiating an affiliates program?
Who is responsible for reviewing and approving affiliate membership agreements?
What restrictions are there on the use of affiliate fees?
Who handles the deposit and administration of the affiliate fees?
What if an affiliate member requests proprietary research, testing, or consulting services?
What if affiliate members desire intellectual property rights?
Can graduate students work directly for an affiliate member?
What publication restrictions are allowed?
What happens if I cannot attract or retain a core of affiliate members to justify the program?
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