The CCR Agreements
The CCR agreements are to be used where Griffith University is supplying consultancy or commercial research services to third parties under the CCR Policy (PDF 197k). Contracts cannot be signed by the University until an approved CCR Form has been processed by Griffith Enterprise. The signing of ‘standard’ contracts will be arranged by Griffith Enterprise. The signing of ‘non-standard’ contracts will be arranged by Legal Services via Griffith Enterprise.
Please contact Griffith Enterprise to progress a CCR Agreement and discuss these arrangements in further detail.
Other useful documents
- Commercialisation Opportunities - Assignment of Intellectual Property Deed
- Commercialisation Opportunities - Licence of Intellectual Property Deed
- Subcontract with Reference to Head Agreement, for use where Griffith University is supplying consultancy and research services to third parties under the CCR Policy, and part of that work is being subcontracted to a third party;
- Researcher’s Deed, to be used where staff and students are required to assign to the University intellectual property that has been created from research commissioned by a third party or undertaken within a Government Funded University Research Facility (such as, for example, Eskitis, Queensland Compound Library, Queensland Tropical Health Alliance, Institute for Glycomics, Queensland Microtechnology Facility or Smart Water Research Centre). Such an assignment may also be required, for example, where the University may need to deal with the relevant intellectual property in the course of a commercialisation;
- Moral Rights Waiver
Who can sign?
Heads of Host Elements have authority to sign CCR Agreements for consultancies or commercial research projects up to and including $50,000. The Director and Deputy Director of Griffith Enterprise has authority to sign CCR Agreements for consultancies or commercial research projects and any related subcontracts from $50,000 up to and including $100,000 (GST Exc.). The Vice President (Corporate Services) has authority to sign CCR Agreements for consultancies or commercial research projects over $100,000 (GST Exc).Griffith Enterprise will refer non-standard CCR Agreements to Legal Services for advice prior to execution by the delegated signatory. In addition, Legal Services will require the original, signed CCR Form, together with confirmation of recommendation for execution in accordance with the following table:
|Griffith Enterprise Officer||Approval Authority|
|Griffith Enterprise Director & Deputy Director||Authority to recommend for execution any Consultancy and Commercial Research contract|
|Business & Innovation Managers||Authority to recommend for execution any Consultancy and Commercial Research contract|
|Associate Director Operations
||Authority to recommend for execution any Consultancy and Commercial Research contract|
|Senior Commercial Project Officers||Authority to recommend for execution any Consultancy and Commercial Research contract valued up to and including $100,000|
|Newly Appointed Senior Commerical Project Officers||Authority to recommend for execution any Consultancy and Commercial Research contract valued up to and including $100,000 subject to a probation period and approval from the Associate Director Operations, Griffith Enterprise.|
The Director of Griffith Enterprise also has authority to sign subcontracts for projects up to and including $100,000 (GST Exc.).
Both Griffith Enterprise and Legal Services consider it prudent for all CCR Agreements where Intellectual Property Vests in Client to be signed by the Director of Griffith Enterprise or the Vice President (Corporate Services), rather than by the Head of Host Element. This is because these types of CCR Agreements present a more significant risk to the University and to the academics involved in the underlying project, and it is important that the intellectual property position be carefully considered and protected. Accordingly, this document has been password protected.
Please note you are required to complete the name of the other party and provide its Australian Business Number which can be located using the ABN Lookup. Remember that a business name, trading name or trust is not a legal entity. In circumstances where a trust is involved, the appropriate legal entity to contract with is the trustee of the trust.