We provide a variety of forms and templates to support teaching, research, and scholarship.

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  1. Author’s Addenda

    Addenda you can use when signing publishing agreements for articles and books.

  2. Contract Request Letter

    Template letter for requesting a copy of your publishing agreement from your publisher.

  3. Copyright and Oral History Interviews

    Best practices and sample release forms for conducting oral history interviews.

  4. Gift Agreements

    Forms for U-M affiliates to use when working with donors.

  5. Licensing Form

    For copyright holders to document that they’ve licensed a work under Creative Commons.

  6. Rights Reversion

    Form for requesting your copyright back in order to increase access to your scholarship.

  7. Syllabus Statement

    Statement for instructors to include on their syllabi to inform their students about copyright and academic integrity.

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The university's Vice President for Communications' boilerplate language may also be helpful to use, particularly “Consent to Photograph or Record Electronically.”

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