Each division within the institutions concerned that wishes to participate in an exchange appoints a coordinator to oversee and facilitate the implementation of the agreement. The coordinators working with other appropriate administrators in the universities concerned are tasked with: model agreements are starting points and their use is not mandatory. Each model agreement provides for different circumstances and is not sectoral, allowing for flexible use. However, model agreements can be adapted to the particular circumstances of your project. Harvard`s OTD organizes thousands of material transfers each year to facilitate scientific progress and innovation. The following standard agreements contain conditions that are representative of material transfer agreements (MDUs), but which are provided only for illustrative purposes and can make changes. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official authority of the UK government for intellectual property rights (IP), including patents, designs, trademarks and copyrights. They have published seven pilot research cooperation agreements for universities and companies that intend to jointly conduct joint research projects. Please note that this model of agreement is only intended as an illustration. It contains conditions representative of a basic agreement on cooperation in the field of research and which contain provisions relating to the transfer of material, but any such agreement is subject to amendments based on the unique aspects of any cooperation.
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. 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. NIHR wants to ensure that the research it supports is conducted in an environment that promotes maximum dissemination and, if necessary, exploitation of results. It is therefore essential that NIHR know who is involved in the research and how this relationship is regulated. In this context, contractors should be aware that NIHR may wish to review all cooperation agreements before being implemented to ensure that they are in compliance with the NIHR research contract.
The standard research contract requires organizations to disclose agreements with third parties and to ensure that no agreement is reached to prevent organizations from complying with contractual terms. The 7-model research cooperation agreements cover one project for one. Each offers a different approach to knowing who owns and should use the IP in the results or results of the project. A decision guide will help you decide which agreement you can use. Guides have been developed to help you understand when and how Lambert models are used.