In the university sector today, as in many other sectors, there is increasing 6 recognition of the commercial value of the knowledge and skills of its workers. The provision of advice to commercial organisations, based on that knowledge and skill, is now an important goal for many universities. Such provision is often regulated through consultancy agreements (“consultancy agreements” in this Practical Guide).
The purpose of this Practical Guide is three fold:
1 to provide an introduction to consultancy agreements and their use, including legal, practical and negotiating issues;
2 to provide some suggested templates together with guidelines concerning their completion;
3 to consider and discuss some of issues which are problematic or of particular concern to universities.
This document was last updated 2004 and is therefore freely available to non-members