Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need any support in research related agreements, sponsored/collaboration research agreement, sub-award agreement, Non-Disclosure, Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and Confidentiality.
What do we need from you?
- Your aspirations for the research and the potential outcomes;
- What your collaborator(s) expect out of the project;
- Whether it is likely that intellectual property (IP) will be created;
- If you have negotiated anything with the collaborator that we should know about;
- Whether there are any contentious issues;
- Do you have a start date in mind, or is there any urgency for a particular start date;
- The contact details of the collaborator(s).
What does an agreement cover?
The purpose of any agreement is to clearly define both parties’ contribution to the project and specify how the project will be governed. Key aspects are protecting the university as well as the individual Principal Investigators rights and to minimize any risks. Typical aspects covered in contract negotiations are:
- The scope of work defining the research to be carried out;
- The deliverables, milestones and timescale of the research;
- The cost of the research to be performed (the project budget);
- The price charged for the research, frequency of payments and how they are to be administered;
- How to manage IP rights and potential commercialization issues (license terms);
- Publication rights, including students’ theses;
- Limitation of liability for the research conducted;
- Reporting requirements and compliance issues.