Research Consulting Agreement Form
A research consulting agreement is required when an individual not affiliated with the University of Notre Dame serves as a consultant and provides a highly technical or specialized service on a University research project. The consultant is considered to be an independent contractor and the agreement must be in place before any professional service is provided in support of the project.
If the individual is employed at another university, Notre Dame Research will need written documentation from the principal investigator stating that the consultant will not be doing the work at their university (i.e. not using their university office or lab space, resources, etc).
If the work is to be done by an organization, then a subgrant or subcontract should be prepared.
Finally, if the work is of a standard nature, then the University can pay for such expenses via the Fees-Professional cost object within the restricted account budget.
Reminder: If funds are not already budgeted for a consultant, approval for a line item budget revision is required prior to submitting the agreement form. Please contact a Grants Program Management team member for budget revision assistance.