Yet many companies, large and small, are reluctant to seize such opportunities for fear of losing valuable intellectual property rights, either for the benefit of the public or for the benefit of the government. It is difficult to find the diversity of agreements in which such funding or support is granted, as well as the complexity and diversity of rules and clauses relating to the ownership and use of data, software and patents. Clinical Research Agreement (CRA): An agreement directly with a for-profit company providing funding or a drug/device for a clinical trial may be entered into for an agreement initiated by the sponsor or initiated by the clinical investigator.» Although grants and cooperation agreements are legal documents, the fact remains that the FAR is not subject to any of the supplements. However, each establishment body has specific rules for grants and cooperation agreements. THE DOE plans, which include its subsidy and cooperation contract program, are under 10 C.F.R. Part 600. However, the entity must have a sufficient accounting system to demonstrate compliance with the company`s financial commitment. An accounting system that meets generally accepted accounting standards is all that is needed. The company must also keep appropriate records to reflect its financial contribution and, as a general rule, these records must be kept three years after the expiry date of the agreement. As part of the agreement, auditors must provide «sufficient records and information to ensure full responsibility for all financial resources.» Intragovernmental Personnel Act Assignments (IAP): An agreement that defines the obligations and responsibilities of the parties when a faculty member is temporarily assigned to a federal authority. So far, this article has looked at the various agreements in which the U.S. government spends money on research.
However, given the complexity of the technological challenges facing the industry today, many companies are also exploiting the government`s enormous non-monetary resources, in collaboration with public authorities and their national laboratories, under research and development cooperation agreements (CRADAs). Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA): an agreement directly with a for-profit company that provides funding for a preclinical or non-preclinical research project. A SRA can be supported by funding for-profit sponsors (for example. B private companies) or non-profit (state or federal, foundations, etc.). Consortium agreement: an agreement regulating the terms of membership in a consortium. Confidentiality Agreement (CDA or NDA): an agreement that allows faculties and collaborators at the University of Washington to exchange confidential information with outside third parties who are required to protect and respect the confidentiality of information.