How about the legal aspects of a research program?

The SIM legal work group, consisting of representatives of the Flemish universities and materials companies, has negotiated a set of rules resulting in a set of legal templates for both the vertical and horizontal programs.

Vertical programs
  • The Grant Agreement is signed between SIM and the program coordinator and defines the responsibilities of the program coordinator.
  • IP rules, confidentiality conditions, as well as composition, tasks and responsibilities of the program consortium bodies are defined in the Framework Agreement which is signed by all consortium parties.
  • Each project has a separate Project Agreement, signed by all project partners.

This document summarizes the IP rules in a vertical program.

Other legal formats can be found in the "In need of documents" menu.

Horizontal programs
  • Program summary, IP rules as well as composition, tasks and responsibilities of the program consortium bodies are defined in the Consortium Agreement, which is signed by all consortium parties and SIM.
  • For each project there is an additional Project Agreement signed by all project partners.

This document summarizes the IP rules in a horizontal program.

Other legal formats can be found in the "In need of documents" menu.

 

For new programs or projects, it is always SIM who takes the lead in the contractual aspects, together with the program manager. If you have questions regarding our work methods, the formats or the legal framework, please contact info@sim-flanders.be.

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