University Research Collaboration Agreement

The university is committed to covering the full costs of research activities. All research projects should recover the maximum allowable amount of direct and indirect costs. The decision guide is intended only for the use of bilateral cooperation agreements in the field of research. There is no decision guide for the 4 consortium agreements. This is because there are too many possible alternatives for multi-party research. The consortium agreements B and C have been developed for use with the collaborative research and e-program By Innovate UK. Some changes make it possible to adapt them to other circumstances. Comments on the Lambert toolbox and your experience of using the models are welcome. In these times of uncertainty and potential for delays/interruptions in research programs, it is important to keep research sponsors informed of the status of sustained research initiatives.

Each initiative is subject to a research agreement that includes contractual obligations. Small sponsors and/or private sponsors are not allowed to publicly communicate the impact of the current climate on existing research agreements. If you have any questions/concerns about existing agreements with such sponsors, please contact the relevant VPRI staff. This series of agreement models is expected to help accelerate the start of the study, which will improve the speed of industry-sponsored clinical trials and allow patients with NHS to access innovative treatments more quickly. The Lambert Task Force has developed this toolkit to assist academic or scientific institutions and industry partners who wish to jointly conduct research projects. Public Health England has developed a fast-track model agreement (MS Word Document, 62.4KB) to quickly assess possible treatments for Ebola and Zika and share the results with stakeholders for a coordinated global response. Following consultations, it is now available as a model agreement that can be adapted to any crisis concerning human, animal and/or environmental health. Standard agreements are starting points and their use is not mandatory. You should decide which of the 7 approaches is most appropriate and negotiate with the other party before you start working on the project.

None of the seven research cooperation agreements deal with shared ownership of intellectual property. You will find examples of common owner clauses in the Type A consortium agreement. Should indirect costs be spent on all subsidized research? There are two model agreements, one for bipartisan cooperation agreements and the other for multi-party consortium agreements. These agreements can be used to start negotiations to agree on the basic principles of your project. These help identify important problems at an early stage of the project and identify solutions. After the conclusion of the research agreement, all project participants are expected to enter into an agreement on confidential information and intellectual property (CIIP). NIHR wants to ensure that the research it supports is conducted in an environment that promotes maximum dissemination and, if necessary, exploitation of results.