Project Assurance Contracts (PAC) team

Research, teaching and innovation contracts - the PAC team draft, review, negotiate and arrange approval for contracts that belong to any one of the three faculties at Keele.

We deal with the following types of contracts:

  • Confidentiality Agreements / Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Material Transfer Agreements including Human Biomaterial
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Grant Awards
  • Clinical Trial Agreements
  • Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs)
  • Heads of Terms Agreements
  • Non-personal Consultancy Agreements
  • Licencing Agreements
  • Contract Research Agreements
  • Data Sharing Agreements
  • Service Level Agreements
  • and other bespoke agreements that do not belong to the above categories.

If you require one of the above contracts to be prepared or have received one to be reviewed or signed, please contact the PAC team.

We do not deal with the following types of contracts:

If you wish to request a contract or contract review please use the Contract Request Form via TOPdesk.

If you have a general query, even if you’re not sure the PAC team can help, please email or call 01782 (7)32700.

Please note we will assign a reference number (e.g. I1800-1234) to your query or contract, please use this in the subject line of all emails you send regarding the query or contract.

The PAC Team consists of the following team members. Please ensure that all queries are submitted through the TOPdesk self-service portal or through the central team email address ( or phone number.

Please note, contracts can only be requested via the Contract Request Form:

  1. Visit
  2. Login with your regular Keele login details
  3. Click on the RaISE Project Assurance tile
  4. Click on RIE: Contract Request Form

Please only use personal email addresses for queries that are not related to contracts.

Kelly Berrisford
Project Assurance Manager (Solicitor)
Room 0.50, David Weatherall Building
01782 733726 |

Donna Sumner
Project Assurance Officer
Room 0.50, David Weatherall Building
01782 733443 |

Kate Williams
Research Assurance Contracts Coordinator
David Weatherall Building
01782 734466 |