Skip to main content

New IC Form Service Type: Community Collaborator

A new abbreviated checklist is available for a new category of Independent Contractor (IC) called Community Collaborators. Community collaborators are individuals who provide guidance and/or support to an activity, project, or program based on their unique experience, knowledge, skills, and/or social capital. Most commonly, this designation is used for members of Community or Patient Advisory Boards/Committees or individuals providing similar services to a project or program.

This new abbreviated IC checklist for Community Collaborators will facilitate quicker processes for campus departments engaging with Community Collaborators, including those supported by a sponsored project.

Community Collaborators are restricted to the following:

  • the collaboration lasts no more than 1 year
  • the contract does not exceed $5,000.00
  • the collaborator is a U.S. person who can provide a W-9 IRS form with the Community Collaborator checklist


To find out more, see the Community Collaborator Form page, or you can find details in the newly released process, 708.4 – Procedure on Paying a Community Collaborator.

For questions or more information, contact Accounts Payable at For questions regarding specific projects, please contact your department’s Sponsored Projects Specialist. For questions regarding this announcement, please contact

Comments are closed.