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Research ideas, questions or proposals may originate from either The City of Calgary or the University of Calgary, and they may come from individuals or teams/units. If you do not already have a relationship with an appropriate colleague, contact us and we will put you in touch with the right people. We can distribute your question/proposal broadly among faculties or business units if appropriate.
Depending on the nature of the collaboration, a legal agreement may or may not be required. Urban Alliance has put in place a stream-lined Research Agreement process that applies when the City provides financial or significant in-kind support for a research project. This includes terms and conditions agreed upon by The City and University that are beneficial to both organizations. In other cases, a simple non-disclosure or similar agreement may be sufficient to cover data or IP confidentiality.