Research Participation Agreements (RPA)
A Research Participation Agreement (RPA) helps students, faculty, and staff at Memorial understand their rights and responsibilities if they choose to participate in research that involves a sponsor or partner outside of the university. If you choose to participate in such a project, you are required to complete an RPA before you begin working on the project.
- An RPA helps university members understand their obligations to sponsors or partners outside of Memorial.
- Sometimes sponsors or partners have some claim over the research results - it is important to understand how this will affect your work.
- You will be informed when an RPA is required for your project.
- You can choose whether you wish to participate in research that involves a sponsor or partner.