Consulting agreements between UCLA faculty or employees and outside entities are considered to be personal agreements to which the University is not a party. Thus, it is the responsibility of a University faculty member or employee to ensure that the terms of a consulting agreement do not conflict with the faculty member/employee's University duties, such as research and teaching obligations, and that the terms are consistent with University policies regarding disclosure and assignment of inventions to the University. Ideally, the faculty member/employee should talk with a personal attorney before executing an agreement with a non-UCLA entity, to ensure that his or her personal interests are protected and that the terms of the agreement do not conflict with his or her employment obligations to the University. The UCLA Health Office of Legal Affairs is available to review a consulting agreement for compliance with University and UCLA policies. Please contact us if you have questions about the scope of such review or additional questions about outside consulting.
Additional information on outside consulting can be found in the "Guide to Faculty Consulting Activities and Consulting Agreements." In some cases, the income from outside consulting must be deposited into the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. Additional information regarding income that must be deposited into the Health Sciences Compensation Plan can be found in the "Outside Income and Compensation Plan" guidance on the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Dean's Office webpage.