Non-financial agreements (NFAs) are non-monetary arrangements in relation to the conduct of research.
NFAs regularly include conditions for control of proprietary information, publication, future intellectual property rights, insurance and indemnification and/or other limitations. The Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for reviewing and approving these agreements. Non-financial agreements come in various types, suited to specific purposes, including:
Note: an NFA is not required for Addgene MTAs.
The NFA form may also be used for other non-financial agreements not listed above (Memoranda of Understanding, Collaboration Agreements, etc.)
The NFA must contain an approval signature from the PI prior to submission to OSP.