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Export Control
Intellectual Property
Outside Work for Pay
Research Tools and Resources
  Acronyms Commonly Used at MSU

Engineering Research Centers & Institutes

Visit the individual pages of engineering's Research Centers & Institutes for further details on their exciting work

Engineering Undergrad Research

Please see the Undergraduate Research Opportunities page for a list of scholarship and undergrad research opportunities.

DER weekly newsletters

MSU Research Community

Export Control

Michigan State University is required to comply with a variety of U.S. Government statutes and regulations dealing with export controls and trade sanctions. ECTS has developed the on-line Export Control and Open Research Review Worksheet (ECORRW) to help identify export controlled technologies or materials found on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) list, and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) list, and to identify research activities planned with international entities that may be subject to trade sanctions. All PIs and other project personnel are individually responsible for compliance with export controls and trade sanctions.

The following links contain resources for export control policies and procedures within the University.

Engineering export control issues should be directed to Dan Segalman, John Verboncoeur or Leo Kempel.

Intellectual Property

  • Patents A patent provides an incentive for a company to license an invention from the University and to invest in developing and marketing products based on the invention.  Licensing proceeds provide a means for the University to recognize and reward the creative research efforts of inventors and to support additional University research.
  • Copyrighted Materials MSU follows standard academic practice in disclaiming ownership of, and royalties proceeding from, traditional academic works (books, essays, works of art, musical compositions and recordings, and the like), unless one or more "Special Circumstances" exist.
  • Disclose an Invention Invention disclosure forms and copyright disclosure forms are confidential documents that provide a written, dated record of the creation of an invention or copyrighted work. MSU Technologies uses separate forms for inventions and copyrighted works.
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) MTAs govern the transfer of tangible research materials, such as chemicals, plant- or animal-derived material, or software.
  • Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA) CDAs govern the exchange of proprietary information.

Outside Work for Pay

  • OWP Policy is intended to protect the integrity of the faculty-University professional relationship, to ensure that approved outside work for pay is consistent with the University's mission, and to provide that faculty members remain accessible to students, colleagues, and the public.
  • Fillable OWP Form pdf Complete Outside Work for Pay form and receive necessary approvals prior to beginning the work on a fiscal year basis. 

Research Tools

  • Acronyms Commonly Used at MSU Contains a list of acronyms commonly used at Michigan State University
  • Biomedical Research Informatics Core BRIC assists with data needs of investigators in a scalable & affordable way
  • Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute CTSI offers expertise within the scope of translational research
  • MRI Pilot Scan Request Policy (.pdf) The Department of Radiology at Michigan State University makes available world class imaging support for the University community. MSU faculty can request subsidized MRI scan time for up to 20 subjects, which includes the services of a dedicated research MR technician during the hours of 9AM - 5PM, M-F. These scans are intended to acquire pilot data to test new ideas and technology, and to acquire pilot data to be used for grant submissions. The Pilot Scan program does not include data analysis services.
  • Research Technology Support Facility RTSF offers services in: Bioinformatics, Flow Cytometry, Genomics, IVIS Imaging, Mass Spectrometry, and Proteomics.
  • Survey Research The Office for Survey Research (OSR) offers expert survey consultation, instrument development, data collection, and analysis.
  • Office of Research Support MSU website to find funding opportunities and help writing your proposal.
  • Human Research Protection Program MSU website for information policy and processes related to research involving human subjects.
  • Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) MSU website for information policy and processes related to research involving animal subjects.