It is an agreement to regulate how confidential information, including intellectual property, can be disclosed from one party to another. The agreement sets out the terms of publication and whether information is returned or destroyed at the supplier`s request. Confidential information includes any information, results or any information held by a person and which the owner wishes to keep secret. Disclosure of confidential information requires the signing of a confidentiality agreement before any discussion. Investigator-led studies are designed by academics and generally sponsored by their employer. These trials are funded by grants from charities, research councils, government authorities, etc. or with the support of pharmaceutical companies. When a pharmaceutical company provides funding (and, in some cases, free drugs), an agreement must be reached between the college and the company to ensure that each party is committed to complying with the laws, regulations and codes of conduct applicable to the completion of the study. The agreement contains provisions relating to the supply of drugs, financing, security reports, insurance/commitments, publications, intellectual property, etc. This type of agreement is executed when the college wishes to enter into a contract with a pharmaceutical company for the manufacture of a drug in accordance with the specifications of the college and/or with the materials provided by the college. Manufacturing agreements are needed for both the manufacture of experimental drugs and the reconditioning/modification of the dose of existing drugs for new indications. These are complex agreements that need to be scrutinized, with regard to compliance with legislation (GMP/standards, compliance with UK/EU/FDA legislation, manufacturing authorisation for the investigative product (MA-IMP), guarantees and compensation.

Coverage of higher education institutions must be taken into account in this type of agreement and the subsequent use of the product in clinical trials. The purpose of a research contract is to define the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in a research project, i.e. the college, academics, researchers, students and the funding centre. The contract provides for the responsibilities, roles and rights of partner parties working with the college on a research project or a number of projects. All parties are required to meet the same conditions and the agreement generally determines how the overall project is managed between the parties. The agreement is often drawn up as a result of a joint agreement to finance research and the terms of this main allocation will often be reflected in the cooperation agreement. It may also include financing conditions. B, for example, transferring financial resources from the lead partner to other staff members or transferring additional resources from a business partner. This agreement requires a research partner to have a specific set of work in the context of a research project (or a number of research projects) implemented by the college and usually involves payments to the partner. The agreement is often developed following a major grant or other research funding agreement and includes discreet and specific work to be done by a partner organization. The college remains responsible for the main distinction, but will often pass on all relevant conditions to the research partner and, as such, these are reflected in the partial agreement.

A joint declaration of intent is a document intended to conclude a bilateral or multilateral agreement between the parties.