The contracts teams in the Joint Research Office will take responsibility for negotiating the contract with the funder, as well as dealing with other agreements, internal or external and both legal or non-legal, such as:

  • Co-Sponsorship Agreements (defining the legal responsibilities taken on by parties under the Clinical Trials Regulations)
  • Funding Agreements (terms and conditions related to any funding granted)
  • Clinical Trial Agreement/Site Agreements (see UKCRC web pages and NIHR web pages)
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Agreements 
  • Commercialisation Agreements
  • Material Transfer Agreements (handling requirements for material, such as tissue samples, transferred from one organisation to another)


TypeWhere to find
Key contacts JRCO; JRO
Useful links NIHR Clinical Trial Toolkit - contracts/agreements
JRCO - intellectual property
NIHR benchmark Prior to NIHR 70-day benchmark
Process map links This activity occurs in the feasibility stage:
Imperial College London as sponsor
Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor