Sponsored agreements/projects are agreements for funds made available by federal, regional or regional authorities or other private bodies on a contractual or grant basis. Funds must be used for specific purposes. Material Transfer Agreement (MTA): an agreement governing the transfer of research material between the university and a third party. These agreements are concluded through the Office of Technology Management. Private for-profit sponsors are motivated differently than an academic institution. This can lead to differences between ideals and principles, leading to lengthy contract negotiations before reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. Intellectual property agreements: As the name of the agreement indicates, intellectual property agreements are narrowly defined. An SRA can be leveraged through funding (e.g.B. private industry) or non-profit funding (national or federal government, foundations, etc.) Sponsors are supported. Cooperation agreements involving investigators employed by more than one organisation may develop informally in the initial phase of the preparation of the offer or may be formally required by a promotion agency as part of a proposal. When collaboration with an employee of a commercial enterprise takes place, a cooperation agreement with the university must be formalized and intellectual property rights addressed. Cooperation agreements with a commercial enterprise must be verified by Contracting Services. If there is collaboration between a University of Arizona investigator and a non-academic Arizona investigator outside the company, a memorandum of understanding is considered good practice.

The Memorandum of Understanding should contain a declaration granting cooperation, the identification of the scientists responsible for the activities concerned and one or two sentences describing what each staff member will contribute. This letter should only be made between the investigators, unless the sponsor needs a signature from the university, in which case the contractual services must be included. Cooperation agreement: an unfunded cooperation agreement under which both the CU and the other party contribute to the carrying out of a set of research works. This can be done with a for-profit, non-profit or academic organization. This type of agreement is used for clinical trials located outside Imperial College and, in the absence of a formalised global agreement with the NHS competent authority, it is also used for clinical trials within affiliated NHS trusts (Royal Brompton and Harefield, Chelsea and Westminster, North West London Hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust). If the college is the sponsor of a multi-centre study, it must enter into an agreement with any participating site (normally a university or NHS Trust). The agreement guarantees that the site undertakes to comply with the relevant laws, regulations and codes of conduct applicable to the conduct of the study (Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care / UK Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations). . . .