When researchers enter into consulting agreements, they are deemed to be acting outside of the scope of their employment. Therefore consulting arrangements are not negotiated by Yale. Researchers who enter into consulting agreements should familiarize themselves with Yale Policies on consulting and make sure that they are first in compliance with the terms of the consulting agreement. The researcher is expected to ensure that the terms of the consulting arrangement are consistent with Yale policies, including those related to IP ownership, employment responsibilities and use of Intellectual Property. OCR is available to provide informal advice on how your consulting agreement relates to your intellectual property.