This type of agreement is used when external parties wish to perform ”in-kind benefits” for auditor-led studies, such as the provision of drugs or medical devices. Where the provisions for these contributions are not provided for as part of a main funding agreement, a delegation agreement should be reached between the supplier and the college to clarify each party`s responsibilities with respect to the study and to ensure compliance with the legal framework (guarantees/commitments, procurement volume, security declaration, confidentiality, etc.). Before research can begin, sponsors and host institutions must have appropriate agreements. Considerable time and effort may be required to develop different versions of these agreements for different research scenarios. To simplify this process, UKCRC partners and stakeholders have developed a series of agreement models that can be used ”from the bar” without modification. This agreement requires a research partner to have a specific set of work in the context of a research project (or a number of research projects) implemented by the college and usually involves payments to the partner. The agreement is often developed following a major grant or other research funding agreement and includes discreet and specific work to be done by a partner organization. The college remains responsible for the main distinction, but will often pass on all relevant conditions to the research partner and, as such, these are reflected in the partial agreement. This agreement defines the responsibilities, roles and rights of cooperation partners working with the College on a research project or a number of projects. All parties are required to meet the same conditions and the agreement generally determines how the overall project is managed between the parties. The agreement is often drawn up as a result of a joint agreement to finance research and the terms of this main allocation will often be reflected in the cooperation agreement.
It may also include financing conditions. B, for example, transferring financial resources from the lead partner to other staff members or transferring additional resources from a business partner. In order to help you decide which of the 7 research cooperation agreements is most consistent with the circumstances of your project, you have a decision guide through some of the principles and criteria you would like to consider in deciding ownership and intellectual property rights. It may be helpful to consult this manual before using one of the collaboration agreements with the model 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. 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. 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.