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Faculty Startup: 

Any involvement of faculty with faculty startup ventures must be reviewed and approved by the Department Chair or Division Director and College Dean for the faculty member and the Associate Provost for Research.  In addition, the MUSC Research Conflict of Interest Committee will review the conditions and articles of the venture for compliance with MUSC Conflict of Interest Policies and Practices. 

Submit completed documents (with original signature) to the Office of the Associate Provost for Research along with a cover letter from the faculty member providing background on the startup venture including management structure, the faculty member's anticipated involvement in the Faculty Startup Venture and the relationship of the involvement to their function as a MUSC faculty member.   

The submitted material will initially be reviewed by the Associate Provost for Research.  Following this initial review the submitted material will be distributed to the Department Chair and College Dean for review and signature and then forwarded to the MUSC Research Conflict of Interest Review Committee for review.                    

Request to License Space: 

It is recognized that there may be a need for committed space during early stages of development of intellectual property and Faculty Startup Ventures involving NIH, NSF or other federal funding agencies.   Recognizing this need in order to successfully compete for external federal funding, requests for limited licensing of MUSC space for this purpose may be considered by the Office of the Associate Provost for Research for federally-funded PHASE 1 STTR awards. Such licensing of space for this purpose will be on a time-limited basis with the objective of sustaining such initiatives at early stages of development until dedicated incubator space is identified.

The submitted material will initially be reviewed by the Associate Provost for Research.  Following this initial review the submitted material will be distributed to the Department Chair and College Dean for review and signature and then forwarded to the MUSC Research Conflict of Interest Review Committee for review.  Approved requests will then be implemented through submission of the completed STTR Space License Agreement to the Office of the Associate Provost for Research.

All forms should be completed in full and sent to the Executive Director of the Foundation for Research Development, Michael Rusnak. For information please contact the FRD at 843-876-1900.


 
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