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Contract review and negotiation

The Research Grants and Business Development (RGBD) team within the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) is responsible for the processing of all contracts and/or agreements with external agencies.

CDU staff who require assistance with externally funded projects including contract matters should contact one of our RGBD Officers.

All externally funded project contracts or agreements for research, consultancy or training projects must be submitted via PURE to an RGBD Officer for review prior to internal approval. Our team will negotiate any unsuitable clauses with the funding body prior to preparing the contract for signature by the University's delegated authority. Read the Delegations Policy for more information.

It is important to note that individual staff members are not authorised to sign agreements and/or contracts that bind the University. Please contact RGBD should you receive any contractual documents relating to your project, including any variations or extensions. If you wish to follow up on progress of a contract already provided to us, please email the RGBD team.