Contract Research


The Contract Research Team (CRT) advises researchers and sponsors during project planning, preparation and sponsored agreement review. The CRT negotiates, drafts and approves for signing all research agreements on Western's behalf. Agreements managed by CRT include:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Data transfer agreements
  • Material transfer agreements
  • Government, foundation, and non-industrial research agreements
  • Sub-grant agreements
  • Inter-institutional research funding agreements
  • Clinical research agreements
  • Industry contract and collaborative research agreements
  • Technical services agreements

Contact us by agreement type: Contract Research Team Portfolios

Please contact the CRT early in discussions with sponsored research partners, or contact Caroline Calmettes, Director (Contracts & Agreements) at 519-661-2111, ext. 80120, to discuss your specific partnership project.

If known, please identify the following information in your email to CRT:

  • Sponsor contact information
  • Researcher contact information
  • Project description / scope
  • Project budget
  • Matching grant programs
  • Budget tool

Cost of Research

Western applies 40 per cent overhead costs on all direct costs of research for sponsored contract research. Direct costs include salaries, equipment, materials and reagents, and travel. Overhead, or indirect costs, are actual costs the university incurs to support research at Western, including maintaining laboratories, facilities and equipment, staff and administration. For more information, please refer to Western’s Policy 7.7 – Overhead on Contract Research and Indirect Costs (Overhead) on Research Activity.

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