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. The United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration has published a series of model agreements that sponsors and host institutions can use for commercial research on medical devices, research with contract research organizations and commercial research in the field of primary procurement. We have a number of model and presentation agreements that contain the university`s preferred terms for certain types of research cooperation. The approach is deliberately minimal and is not intended for all situations. In particular, it is not suitable for use with clinical materials. The situations in which it is known that there is an IP position that needs to be treated with care are also not appropriate. However, we avoided the inclusion of incriminating IP terms, in case mental protection was a problem, by insisting that no one in the drafting group would propose an amendment that they would not accept, both as donors and as recipients. This agreement is not intended to be used between universities and business organizations, a mission that is addressed by the Lambert Group. The Intellectual Property Office has developed a series of standard agreements to help universities and businesses (particularly small and medium-sized enterprises) improve their cooperation. The agreements define a number of approaches to intellectual property ownership and use.
They are easy to modify so that the text can be adapted to the negotiated agreement. The aim of the pilot agreements is to maximize innovation and promote cooperation with industry and knowledge sharing. The cornerstone of 7-model research cooperation agreements is that at least one commercial “partner” (the so-called collaborator) has the right not to exclusively use the results of the project to promote the exploitation of results and thus innovation. Agreements are supposed to be a viable and reasonable compromise for both or all parties. 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. Cooperation agreements between universities and companies: cooperation agreements between companies and research on models. Where research involves collaborators, the contractor should consider how this agreement can be formally managed. In the case of NIHR-funded research, it is most often through a cooperation agreement.