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Research at Rush is supported by a team of legal professionals from the Office of Legal Affairs that provide counsel and expertise in a variety of areas including:

  • Contract Review (vendor contract, research contract)
  • Intellectual Property (copyright, patents, trademarks)
  • Regulatory and Compliance Support (privacy, data security, and research noncompliance and misconduct)

For more information on our legal team, the services they provide, and legal resources visit the RUSH Legal Inside Rush page.

Rush attorneys are integral to the review, negotiation and execution of contracts for the performance of research as well as agreements that may be associated with research conduct. For assistance uploading your Research Contract/Agreement, please refer to the RRP vs Agiloft Guidance Document. For information regarding Agiloft, navigate to the Supply Chain InSideRush page or the Agiloft subfolder within Research Applications and Systems.

Rush Legal utilizes templates for certain types of Research Agreements to ensure standardized language and aid in efficient execution. These templates are available for you to download and share with sponsors, collaborators, and team members.

Templates provided here include:

  • Data Use Agreement (DUA) for limited data set research
  • Data Use Agreement (DUA) for recipients of de-identified data set(s) originating from Rush
  • Data Use Agreement for recipients of data containing protected health information (PHI) that originated from Rush
  • Data Transfer Agreement (DTA) for basic science data used when Rush researchers are transferring basic science data (i.e. no human subject data) to another institution
  • Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) where Rush is transferring material to another institution
  • Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) used when Rush is transferring biological material to another non-profit institution and that may be subject to patent protection
  • Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement Implementing Letter to provide record of the Biological Material Transfer
  • One-way Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) where Rush is disclosing otherwise confidential, sensitive, or valuable information to a recipient
  • Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) where Rush and a business partner are both sharing confidential, sensitive, or valuable information with each other.


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