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Research Collaboration Agreement

Mayo Clinic and UW-Eau Claire entered into an agreement to work together on research projects that advance patient health outcomes and provide clinicians, faculty and students with research opportunities. Funds for this collaboration are overseen by the Research Innovation Council, comprised equally of UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic personnel.


Mayo Clinic/UW- Eau Claire partners may apply for support for a research project that will, in the short-term or long-term, advance patient health outcomes.  Applicants may request support as needed to accomplish the project.


UW-Eau Claire faculty or staff in collaboration with a Mayo Clinic partner are eligible to apply.  Student researcher collaboration is encouraged.

Writing Guide

The application form for this program is a Research Project Outline (RPO) and a Budget. The evaluation criteria used by the Council are linked here.  

Applicants are encouraged to consult the RPO FAQ 2022 and to seek input on their application from UW-Eau Claire applicants are encouraged to consult with ORSP for advice on budgeting and other matters and must share their RPO and budget with ORSP for review and routing to secure institutional approvals.

Watch the Brown Bag Information Session held on Aug. 24, 2022, about the RPO application process for collaborative research.

Intellectual Property

UW-Eau Claire has designated WiSys for the management and commercialization of intellectual property developed under the Mayo Clinic/UW-Eau Claire collaboration. Therefore, all Project Intellectual Property* from Mayo Clinic/UW-Eau Claire joint projects must be disclosed and assigned to WiSys.

*Project Intellectual Property generally means all inventions, copyrightable material, trade secrets, data, computer software/apps, materials, know-how, and any other type of intellectual property conceived, reduced to practice, created, or made in the performance of projects funded.

For projects funded through the Mayo Clinic/UW-Eau Claire collaboration, a WiSys Regional Associate and/or other staff will assist faculty, staff, and students with preparing disclosures and assuring compliance with Award Terms & Conditions.*

*Per WiSys’ Revenue Share Policy, Inventors are entitled to 20% of any Net Revenues realized from the commercialization of Project Intellectual Property.

Deadline for Application

The Research Innovation Council meets monthly and proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Reporting Requirements 

Those who receive funding must complete a Biannual Report and a Final Report for the Research Innovation Council. To schedule your report presentation to the Research Innovation Council, email  


Publications that result from projects supported by this program should include the following acknowledgment in submitted manuscripts:  “We would like to thank Mayo Clinic Health System – Northwest Wisconsin Region, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for their support.”

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