Introduction to collaboration, research and development

This resource outlines some of the critical terms to consider and the challenges when entering into an agreement.

Resource  \  27 Sep 2017

You may have decided to work with someone to develop something new, or to conduct research in a particular field. Or you may be helping someone else to do research by giving them access to your materials or technology.

These arrangements can present particular challenges that, if not addressed properly, will cause problems later on. These potential problems can usually be avoided by some sensible contract drafting.

If you’re entering into a collaboration agreement, R&D agreement or development arrangement, you need to make sure you document the terms of the deal carefully.

In this information sheet, we outline some of the critical terms to consider in your agreement, and highlight the different challenges when entering into a collaboration or development arrangement with academic institutions.