Industrial Contracts

If your research will involve interactions with or funding from industry, or if you need research materials from labs outside Stanford or want to send research materials from Stanford,  the Industrial Contracts Office (ICO) will help with the process. ICO negotiates and signs sponsored research, and related research agreements with industry, and material transfers with all types of entities. Industry clinical trial agreements are handled in the Research Management Group.  

For more information about Industrial Contracts, please visit their website:

Research Agreements

ICO negotiates and signs sponsored research and related research agreements with industry, as well as material transfers with all types of entities. Industry clinical trial agreements, however, are handled by the Research Management Group in the School of Medicine. ICO negotiates a variety of research contract from multi-year, master research agreements covering many projects, to smaller one-time research projects, with companies large and small. ICO also handles agreements for industry affiliates programs.

The Industrial Contracts Office website outlines the processes for finalizing the following types of agreements:

  • Sponsored Research Agreements
  • Amendments to existing agreements
  • Research Collaboration Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Equipment Loans from Industry
  • Human Tissue Transfer Agreements
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Software Licenses from Industry
  • Industry Affiliates Agreements

To learn more about negotiating agreements for your industry-funded research project and where to start the process, visit the Industrial Contracts Office website.


Katharine Ku - Director

Sally O'Neil – Manager

Neil Morimoto - Senior Industrial Contracts Officer

Stefani Shek - Senior Industrial Contracts Officer

Jim Gasiewski - Industrial Contracts Officer

Jaysen Rajkomar - Material Transfer Officer

Khatera Ahrary - Material Transfer Assistant

ICO Assignments by Department



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