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.


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