Regardless of the form of the agreement you use at the end, when agreeing on the terms of a collaboration, you should follow these tips: The Brunswick Group has developed a series of model user agreements between two universities or other similar non-profit organizations. We worked with British and Chinese experts to create a new toolbox. The aim is to help non-IP experts deal with issues related to the ownership and exploitation of IP rights generated by cooperation between Britain and China. The toolkit includes guides and nine model agreements. Model agreements are starting points and their use is not mandatory. You should decide which of the 7 approaches is more appropriate and negotiate with the other party before you start working on the project. None of the 7 research cooperation agreements deal with common ownership of intellectual property. You will find examples of co-ownership clauses under consortium contract type A. We have created this toolkit for universities and companies that want to carry out joint research projects. The toolbox is as follows: if collaborators are involved in the research, the contractor should consider the most efficient way to formally manage this agreement.

For NIHR-funded research, most of the time, it is through a cooperation agreement. Several templates are available as a starting point (see below) and, in fact, institutions often have their own, but such an agreement should be specific to the agreement in question and adapted to the context of its use. Public Health England has established a standard fast track agreement (MS Word Document, 62.4KB) to very quickly assess possible treatment options for Ebola and Zika and share the results with stakeholders for a coordinated global response. Following consultations, it is now available in the form of a model agreement that can be adapted to any crisis affecting human, animal and/or environmental health. There are 7 presentation agreements for individual relationships and 4 consortium agreements that can be used if more than 2 parties cooperate. On the whole, these agreements have the same structure, but the main feature of the distinction is the ownership and licensing of intellectual property. Innovate UK is the UK`s innovation-driven agency, which uses public funds to support research and development through grants and loans. You recently announced that there would be fast-track funding for companies already working with them, but no further details seem to be available on that yet. From our customers who already work with Innovate UK, we know that they are being pushed to close contracts so that the money can be transferred to companies.