Public-Private Partnership Program: Collaborative Research Agreement Template

This is a template document to be used for agreements between device manufacturers and academic research institutions to form partnerships for submission of grant applications to the NIH for clinical research. The goal of this document is to provide standardized terms covering essential components of such agreements (e.g., intellectual property, data and publications, reporting requirements, etc.). In some cases, the template language may be used "as is" whereas in other cases it may be a starting point for discussions. For Word document version of the template agreement, please contact Dr. Nick Langhals ( Drafts of this and other documents were the focus of specific discussions at a June 2015 BRAIN Initiative workshop titled, “Industry Partnerships to Facilitate Early Access Neuromodulation and Recording Devices for Human Clinical Studies.” Information on the workshop and links to videocast proceedings are available in the June 2015 Workshop materials.