The benchmarks are important for measuring the progress of the work. They stated that at some point both parties expect that some data, parts of the trials will be completed or that some questions will be answered. You intend to write these goals as benchmarks. In a broader agreement, with several objectives and multiple stakeholders, there may sometimes be activities that flow sequentially (one must be concluded before another can begin). Other research can be conducted simultaneously in parallel experiments. In these complex situations, project management software can help prepare work instructions. The next part of a research cooperation agreement is the general provisions. This is the part of the agreement that covers the mode of cooperation and provides a mechanistic orientation to the scientists of the institute and the company as well as to the leaders. Normally, an institution or business has a set of standardized general provisions that have been audited by its lawyer and can serve as a starting point for the negotiation of agreements. Anyone studying this chapter should consider developing such submission agreements.
In the process of developing such types of agreements, a person can often begin to fully understand what points are negotiable and what legal provisions are prescribed by organizational policy or law. At the same time, collaborative research agreements should be as user-friendly as possible and avoid unnecessary provisions. For information provided by one of the parties before or outside the scope of the Agreement, you may find it useful to use the terms usually contained in a confidentiality or confidentiality agreement. Like any confidentiality agreement, these clauses should set a time limit for the information to remain confidential. Typically, these deadlines are between two and five years after the end of the cooperation or from the date the information is generated. If the parties have a confidentiality or confidentiality agreement signed earlier, this document may simply be mentioned in the cooperation seeking agreement or the cooperation seeking agreement may indicate that it replaces the confidentiality agreement.