Research Contracts 20-23 March 2017

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Universities, research institutes, and organisations such as the NHS etc., need to have staff skilled at reviewing, setting up and managing research contracts in order to put research agreements in place for collaborations and ensure the projects are delivered.

Creating and managing these (sometimes complex) collaborative relationships between organisations can often prove challenging and frustrating; managing relationships, IP and outcomes to achieve an efficient agreement. This course will help you gain the skills required including an ability to identify your objectives in a research contract negotiation; to understand the impact of your objectives on others; to develop influencing skills, as well as specific technical and legal knowledge.

Suitable for: Professionals managing collaborative research partnerships and those in research contracts, industry liaison, business development or IP contracts management roles. Delegates who have gained an overview from the 1 day ARMA Research Contracts workshop will find this course takes themes further and in more detail.

Gain technical insight:

  • Awareness of the common pitfalls of interpretation of contracts
  • Significance of boilerplate terms
  • Understand the difference between risk aversion and risk awareness and how to manage risk sensibly
  • Know when specialist advice is required
  • Understand the impact of your position on others



Plus practical skills:

  • Review, negotiate and draft changes appropriate to individual research contracts
  • Identify and deal with key issues in a European collaboration agreement: UPDATED FOR BREXIT
  • How to structure and lay out an enforceable and legally compliant contract 
  • Interpret research contracts with greater confidence
  • Develop influencing and negotiation skills

Trainers are leading practitioners in the field and share their own in-depth experiences of the challenges faced.

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20% discount on group bookings

Make a 20% saving on course fees by registering five or more delegates from your organisation for this event.

The course fee includes:

  • Attendance at all lectures and workshops
  • Training and reference materials (electronic or otherwise)
  • Registration event (including buffet dinner & drinks) on Monday 20 March
  • Networking event (including buffet dinner & drinks) on Tuesday 21 March
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch every day

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20 ATTP Points

20th March 2017 - 23rd March


Course Fee with Member Discount £ 945.00
Course Fee £ 1045.00
1 night accommodation £ 82.00
2 nights accommodation £ 164.00
3 nights accommodation £ 246.00
4 nights accommodation £ 328.00
5 nights accommodation £ 410.00