A pre-publication copy of The Researcher Guidebook: A Guide for Successful Institutional-Industry Collaborations has been released by the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP). The purpose of the book is to give researchers on each side of a university-industry collaboration an understanding of the needs of the other side. The first half of the book is dedicated to the perspective of the university researcher, and the second half to the perspective of the industry researcher. The intention is to update versions on an annual or biennial basis, with volunteer effort from a working group of the UIDP comprised of universities and companies who seek to build stronger university-industry relationships. Anyone interested in joining the UIDP can visit the website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/uidp/index.htm.
Jeffrey Waldin has nearly twenty years of experience in regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of office processes and information systems. He has been involved with AUTM since 2003, and acted as an early stage judge from the AUTM Venture Forum competition for the last two years. He has also been involved with SRA since 2003, and has served on the Education and Professional Development Committee for the past two years. Jeffrey has been with InfoEd Global for twelve years, for the last nine as the Product Manager responsible for intellectual property and conflict of interest management.