Research Contracts resources

The original agreements developed by the Brunswick Group have been revised and updated through an initiative sponsored by the Russell Group. To find the full list of organisations that have signed up to use these templates, please click here. They are based upon both the earlier Brunswick agreements and a suite of agreements which had been generated and agreed for use by all Scottish universities and have been subject to consultation with both Russell Group and Brunswick Group Universities. They have been updated to accommodate changes that have come to the fore since their inception and to reflect the English jurisdiction, where applicable.

The current revised agreements are:

  • Confidentiality Agreement (2 way)
  • Confidentiality Agreement (3 way)
  • Short Form Joint Award Letter
  • Grant Joint Award Agreement
  • Material Transfer Agreement

Original agreements still available are:

  • Human Tissue Transfer Agreement
  • Studentship Agreement

To access the agreements, click here to go to the Research Agreements page.

Also why not join the Research Contracts Special Interest Group it enables sharing of best practice and discussion of all aspects of research contracts.

Lambert Agreements and toolkit

We have created this toolkit for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects with each other. The toolkit consists of:

  • Set of 5 model research collaboration (one to one) agreements
  • 4 Consortium (multi-party) agreements
  • Decision guide
  • Guidance documents

The Lambert Working Group on Intellectual Property (IP) prepared the toolkit.  The objectives of the toolkit are to:

  • Facilitate negotiations between potential collaborators
  • Reduce the time and effort required to secure agreement
  • Provide examples of best practice

NIHR Model Agreements and toolkit

Nationally approved standard Agreements help speed up the contracting process for industry-sponsored trials carried out in the NHS by removing the need for site-by-site reviews and local legal agreements to be drawn up. This enables trials to start earlier, improving the speed of industry-sponsored clinical trials and giving NHS patients faster access to innovative treatments.

The suite of model Agreements are supported by Guidance which sets out the aims and provides details on how the Agreement should be used in the development of contracts for clinical research sponsored by pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or medical technology companies.

Please find below some articles, websites and information that may be of interest:

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