When it comes to research collaboration, having a memorandum of agreement (MOA) in place can ensure that all parties involved are on the same page and have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. This document outlines the terms and conditions of the collaboration and serves as a legal agreement between the parties involved.
Here is a sample memorandum of agreement for research collaboration:
The purpose of this MOA is to establish the terms and conditions for a research collaboration between [insert name of institutions/organizations].
2. Scope of the Collaboration
The collaboration will involve the following activities:
– [insert details of the research project]
– [insert details of the roles and responsibilities of each party]
– [insert details of the timeline for the project]
3. Intellectual Property Rights
All intellectual property resulting from the collaboration will be jointly owned by the parties. Each party will have the right to use the intellectual property for their own purposes, as long as appropriate credit is given to the other party.
All parties agree to keep all confidential information shared during the course of the collaboration confidential. This includes but is not limited to research data, methodologies, and materials.
The parties will be responsible for securing their own funding for the project. Any costs associated with the collaboration will be shared equally between the parties, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.
6. Dispute Resolution
In the event of any disputes arising between the parties, they agree to first attempt to resolve the matter amicably through discussion and negotiation. If a resolution cannot be reached, the parties agree to mediation or arbitration.
Either party may terminate the collaboration with written notice to the other party. In such cases, all intellectual property developed will be shared equally between the parties.
8. Governing Law
This MOA will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [insert governing law].
By signing below, the parties acknowledge that they have read and understand the terms and conditions of this MOA and agree to be bound by them.
[insert signatures of all parties involved]
Having a well-written and clearly defined memorandum of agreement can help ensure a successful and productive research collaboration. It’s important to review and revise the MOA as needed, to make sure that all parties are on the same page throughout the course of the project.