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Agreement Templates

Revised DateDocument Name and AccessDescription of UseComments
04/04/2024Academic Course Design Agreement

aka Senior Design or Capstone Project Agreement

This agreement is for non-federal research applications. The Sponsor will provide a “real-life” problem suitable for classroom instruction. It is a fixed-price agreement with a $25,000 cap and a 15% modified total direct costs F&A rate. Prior to engaging in such a project, a properly processed PINS record is required. Each PINS proposal will include a statement of work and budget. Negotiation and execution of any agreement is by SPARCS only.A 15% F&A rate may be applied to all non-negotiated ACDAs. Full F&A applies to all negotiated ACDAs. Please inform sponsors of this if you send the template to sponsors directly.
07/01/2020Allocation of Rights Agreement For use as required in STTR proposals. An allocation of rights agreement establishes the intellectual properties rights of the parties prior to the subcontract being issued.If any background Intellectual Property (IP) will be used during performance of project, AOR agreement must be approved by Office of Research Commercialization before the AOR agreement can be signed by SPARCS.
07/01/2020Collaborative Research AgreementFor use on $0 joint research efforts.Standardized and preferred agreement for collaborative research projects.
07/24/2018Data Use Agreement, FormUse when providing NC State data to another partyPlease complete the Data Use Agreement Intake and Request Form when routing PINS.
04/04/2024Fabrication Services AgreementFabrication services are based on client-created designs. These services are often completed by established service centers with specialized equipment and/or capabilities.Non-negotiated FSAs do not require F&A. Negotiated FSAs require the "OSA" rate applicable for on-campus or off-campus work as applicable. Please inform Clients of this fact when sharing the template with Clients.
08/09/2018FMEA federal program combining industry and university partners. This program does not limit indirect costs.See sponsoring agency's website since templates may vary.
04/29/2024Master Research Agreement Master Agreement template to use with another party funding basic or fundamental research projects at NC State Use of a Master is recommended after a Sponsor has funded 2-3 projects and intends to fund more projects at NC State
02/01/2024Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) (Unity ID Required)Delegated to Associate Deans for execution at a maximum of $50K with a special minimum 15% total direct cost F&A rate. This document should only be used once with a sponsor to attract the sponsor to do work with the university.No changes to the standard format are allowed without permission of SPARCS.
07/01/2020Public Service / Development Work Order
(Unity ID Required)
One-page special agreement for non-research activities. Intended to be a simplified contracting mechanism  
VariousResearch Commercialization Agreements, including standard CDA/NDA, Licensing, etc.  Contact Office of Research Commercialization
01/18/2024Sponsored Project AgreementHypothesis driven research in either basic or applied fields of study should use terms found in the Sponsored Project Agreement.
07/01/2020Student Project AgreementUse for Graduate Industrial Traineeships.The Facilities & Administrative rate is 15% of a modified total direct cost basis, and SAS Institute has its own template for these traineeships
VariousSubaward Agreement Funding lower-tier subrecipients of funding received by NC State for substantive scholarly works.  
08/09/2018Subcontracting Plan
For guidance relating to this requirement, contact SPARCS by emailing
03/07/2024Testing Services Agreement,
Testing Services Agreement - Foreign Client
(Unity ID Required)
Clinical, diagnostic or routine but specialized testing work based on a sponsor-driven protocol. These arrangements are most appropriate in established service centers of the institution that provide specialized testing services for a fee. University does not own or control any of the protocol-specific results.
04/09/2024Veterinary Trial AgreementFor use with sponsor-written animal trial protocols only. Utilize the Sponsored Project Agreement when the University created/wrote the animal trial protocol.The agreement template to use when NC State is conducting an animal trial utilizing a sponsor-written animal trial protocol, which may or may not include the sponsor's investigational product(s).