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Questions and Answers for Sponsors


Whom do I contact to learn more about the work being done at the College of Veterinary Medicine?

The following individuals will be able to address your questions and provide you with information about Cornell's policy on regarding technology transfer:

Bettina Wagner
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Phone: 607-253-3755

Joseph Wakshlag
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research for Clinical Sciences
Phone: 607-253-3060

Phillip Owh, Sr. Technology Commercialization & Liaison Officer
Center for Technology Enterprise & Commercialization
Office: 607-254-4508

What are the possibilities to development partnerships?

The possibilities are unlimited. There are a multitude of funding mechanisms to support partnerships. Examples include: scholarships and fellowships, programs or research Support, clinical trials, collaborative research grants, sponsored seminar series, in-kind or matching gift, or Material Transfer Agreements. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your needs and the College's expertise in these areas.

Do you have sample agreements to share?

Please know that agreements are tailored to meet the needs of the industrial sponsor and Cornell researchers. The University's Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for negotiating agreements with potential sponsors. Click here review Cornell's basic standard agreements for both basic and applied research. Cornell also offers a non-disclosure agreement template to initiate and protect confidential and proprietary information.

What is your indirect cost rate?

The indirect cost rate depends of the agreement in place for the clinical trial and all rates must be approved by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. Please contact us for more information regarding the indirect cost rate for your clinical trial.

Do you have Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices in place?

Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices are in place in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We support the scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, monitoring, recording, analyzing and reporting clinical studies in conducting clinical and laboratory studies.

Are all studies IACUC approved?

All clinical studies are either approved by the University's IACUC committee or the Cornell University Veterinary Clinical Studies Committee.