E-3) Memorandum of Understanding – Collaborative Agreement for non-research activities

Review date: 
February 08, 2018
Responsible office: 
Office of Sponsored Research


  • A non-research agreement where UCSF agrees to collaborate with another institution.
  • The agreement is normally non-monetary. Usually the agreement involves sharing space; e.g. having UC personnel located at another institution.
  • Parties derive a significant non-monetary benefit such as space, sharing of scientific expertise, etc.
  • The agreement may be called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Letter of Understanding (LOU).