New CLASP elective: “An Introduction to Technology Transfer.”

The Office of Research and Project Administration is offering a new CLASP elective: “An Introduction to Technology Transfer.” The program will be held Wednesday, May 23rd from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in K-207 Auditorium (2-6408). The course is designed for pre-award and departmental administrators.

Universities are involved in technology transfer activities related to the intellectual property generated by their faculty, staff, and students. Research administrators need to understand the basics of these activities in order to obtain agreements that are compliant with federal law and promote research activities. This program will start with the policies and regulations which created most modern practices, such as the Bayh-Dole Act, the Tax Reform Act of 1986, and federal government rights and regulations. It will also provide an understanding of intellectual property, starting with patents, copyrights, and trademarks. It will continue with the transfer mechanisms used to get the IP into the hands of the industrial collaborators, and will include definitions of the different agreements.

Learning Objectives

Participants will develop a better understanding of the following technology transfer subjects:

  • Key definitions and terms;
  • Standard terms and conditions;
  • Aspects of customary industry agreements; and
  • Nuances associated with consortia, start-up companies and non-profits.


Jilda Garton, Vice President for Research, and General Manager of Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Elaine Brock, Senior Associate Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University of Michigan;
  • Cathy Innes, Director, Office of Technology Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and
  • Alexandra McKeown, Associate Dean for Research Administration, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Please register using the CLASP SharePoint site. Please note, this elective will likely be offered again in the summer or fall. For more information, please contact Mike Ritz (276-4069) or Kathy Chapman (275-2452).


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.