This guide focuses only on standard agreements for cooperation in the field of research. The extension of the agreement needs to be approved by the Council, as the agreement will continue to set clear conditions for research cooperation under the IPF. In addition, the extension period extends to more than two Euratom research and training programmes, so that at least two Council decisions will be necessary to manage Euratom`s participation in the GIF, in accordance with Council Regulations on existing and future Euratom research and training programmes. Most research conducted by research institutes with the participation of third parties is carried out using a research contract. Other possible models are as follows: employees then enter into a separate agreement themselves, called a consortium agreement. In this context, they agree on additional conditions and may extend to certain topics. These conditions cannot be contrary to what is stipulated in the Treaty with the European Commission. There are several types of unionized agreements that detail how these research cooperations are regulated, managed with money, and handled by intellectual property. Negotiating agreements on the ownership and management of intellectual property, which is generated through collaborative research partnerships, is critical to the success of the relationship.
Model agreements can, in cooperation, help the parties to determine in a fair and equitable manner the ownership of any intellectual property generated in the course of a joint project. We support the use of model agreements such as the Lambert Toolbox, developed by universities, UK businesses and professional organisations, as a good starting point for negotiations. The European Commission`s Cross-Border Decision-Making Guide is an interactive toolkit that guides the user through a decision-making process and raises a number of strategic issues to consider when planning and negotiating collaborative research projects. The annexes to the decision guide contain fact sheets that list the main elements of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) framework and IPR rules in 19 European countries and New Zealand. This resource was originally created by the European Committee for Scientific and Technical Research (CREST), which advised the European Council on research and development. Crest is now known as the European Research Area Committee (ERAC). The Framework Agreement entered into force on 28 February 2005 for a period of ten years and was renewed on 26 February 2015, when four parties agreed to be bound by an extension agreement. Euratom and other Signatories which have not been able to complete their internal authorisation procedures in good time may therefore renew participation by a subsequent signature.
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