Acknowledgement by Sponsor

Student project results are provided “as is” without any representation or warranties whatsoever, whether expressed or implied, including, but not  limited to any warranty of fitness for particular purposes, merchantability, or non-infringement. All research performed is to be done by University students and is not subject to peer review or independent verification of results. The sponsor hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University, its agents, employees, students and volunteers for any and all harm, loss, liability, claims, or damages which may arise from your use of the student project results in whatever manner or form.

The student project results are not the work of the University and any references either internally or to third parties shall clearly identify the source of the student project results as student research performed at the University without subsequent independent evaluation.

The sponsor is required to sign the Student Research Sponsorship Acknowledgement form. Faculty is required to collect the Student Intellectual Property University Agreement form or the Student Intellectual Property Company Agreement form and the Student Research Sponsorship Acknowledgement form at the first meeting of the class or project, or as soon as the need becomes apparent.

If a student believes the faculty advisor has a conflict of interest in implementing these procedures, the student should consult with the University Authorized Official (AO).