A non-exhaustive list of the types of matters handled by Research Legal is as follows:

  • collaborative research agreements
  • agreements for the payment of funding with respect to research activities
  • unincorporated joint venture agreements with respect to research activities
  • agreements for the establishment of Centres of Excellence
  • agreements for the establishment of Cooperation Research Centres
  • memoranda of understanding with respect to research activities
  • material transfer agreements
  • confidentiality agreements with respect to research activities

Research Legal is lead by the Head, Research Legal who reports to the Director, Research Partnerships within UQ Research and Innovation.  The Legal Counsel in Research Legal are:

  • Jane Malloch (Head)
  • Jocelyn Aboud (also Head, SMI Legal)
  • Erica Davis (also Legal Counsel, ISSR)
  • Kerry Kahl
  • Dani Milani
  • Catherine O'Donovan
  • Jill Penridge
  • Sabine Sand
  • Stephanie Surm
  • Cristy Sun

These Legal Counsel have responsibility for various areas of the University which is usually divided on the basis of different Faculties and Institutes, although this is not always the case for reasons of efficiency and flexibility.