Agreement With Lab

Please use the checklist for sponsored research agreements to verify all laboratory studies on standard problems presented by sponsored research agreements. The particular problem raised by this checklist is whether it could be permissible to grant the sponsor ownership of the intellectual property resulting from the study, as we do in clinical trials. The protocol suggests that the likelihood of an invention in which the university should be asserting an interest is low and that the agreement may give the proponent the right to intellectual property arising from the study. Make sure the Grant language is similar to the one we approved for clinical trials. A protocol requiring data analysis should probably not be called a testing agreement and therefore a Lab Study Agreement. Data analysis is the type of activity that often involves inventive contributions. Please check with the Principal Investigator and your institution`s research administrators to see if innovative contributions are likely. Please ask the lead investigator if his participation in the development of the protocol means that the study can serve a purpose other than that for which the sponsor funds it. Among the requirements for different certifications, methods, sites and time constraints, Contract Laboratory knows that outsourcing laboratories with many different factors can be difficult for different projects. Contract Laboratory understands these factors and has made it easy and fast to outsource your lab tests and scientific projects to the right labs at the right time you need. Just tell us what you need and save time in the search. Learn more about laboratory outsourcing by Contract Laboratory Most laboratory studies include the type of basic research that makes it difficult to predict whether an invention may result from the study, so we protect ourselves by including a contractual clause allowing the university to possess such inventions.

But there is a class of laboratory studies that we will call test agreements, for which we can predict with certainty that there will be no academic inventions. This is very similar to the conclusion we draw for clinical trials; but, it does not apply to all, or even to most laboratory studies. The trick is to classify a laboratory study accurately, so that we only need the intellectual property of the university if it is useful to us and not if it does not more than hinder the negotiation of study conditions. The purpose of this checklist is to help you classify laboratory studies based on who wrote the protocol, how detailed it is, and whether it requires a simple review or more detailed analysis of the data. Answer questions 1-3 to continue. Then compare your responses to options 1-4 below with your answers to accurately categorize your laboratory study and determine whether it is permissible to grant the sponsor ownership of the resulting intellectual property.

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