Depending on the exposure of the parties to the project and the resources of each party, the cooperation agreement may decide to include provisions limiting the liability that could result from the performance or non-compliance with the parties` obligations under the cooperation agreement. This could involve capping a party`s overall liability (usually defined as a sum of money) under the project or cooperation agreement, excluding any liability for losses that were not directly related to the event or the law, or excluding any liability that a party can exclude to the extent permitted by law – there are some liabilities (death or assault). B. by negligence or for violation of tacit legal provisions in contracts concluded with consumers that cannot be excluded by law; Model agreements are starting points and their use is not mandatory. Each type of agreement provides for different circumstances and is not sectoral, allowing for flexible use. However, the model conventions can be adapted to the specificities of your project. A cooperation agreement can help avoid uncertainty and clarify the nature and extent of your relationship with your employee. It can help determine who has control or ownership of the intellectual property and who has rights to the finished product or service. The United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration has published a series of model agreements that sponsors and “bar” host institutions can use for commercial research on medical devices, research with contract research organizations, and commercial research on primary supply.

The 7 types of research cooperation agreements cover individual projects. Each proposes a different approach to who should own and use the intellectual property of the results or results of the project. A decision guide helps you decide which agreement you can use. Cooperation agreements are private commercial agreements between the parties and there is no legal obligation to have them. Whether you want a legally binding cooperation agreement depends on the risks you take as part of the project and the time, money and resources you make available to the project, not to mention what you expect from the project. . . .