10.1 Collaborative Agreements
Collaborative agreements are those under which Boston University investigators work with researchers from other entities on defined research projects. These arrangements thrive on intellectual input from both parties and may involve the sharing or exchange of research materials and other resources. These arrangements, which are sometimes called Cooperative R&D Agreements (CRADAs), may require that each institution fund its own activities, or that one party may provide financial resources to the other collaborator. Important considerations include whether any confidentiality provisions are in the agreement and if so, whether the terms have been communicated to all key personnel. Difficult issues sometimes include the Intellectual Property (IP) terms governing ownership of any research results and access by both parties to any resulting inventions.