A joint declaration of intent is a document intended to conclude a bilateral or multilateral agreement between the parties. It is often an interim document, which is generally not intended to impose a legal obligation between the parties, but to define the working principles of the relationship. An Inter-Institutional Cooperation Agreement (“IAC” or “ICC”) is a written agreement between Agencies of the State of Texas under which goods or services are provided. Most TETs related to UTD are equipped with another component institution at the University of Texas, but they can also be issued directly by the state. An IAC must indicate that the deadline for reaching agreement on an TA is usually set by the deadline for submitting the proposal. TAs usually expire when the main sponsor selects or rejects the team`s proposal. The purpose of a research contract is to define the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in a research project, i.e. the college, academics, researchers, students and the funding centre. The contract is as follows: confidentiality agreements (NDA) create the necessary conditions for discussions on licensing, partnerships and the commercialization of research by protecting the confidential information exchanged in order to assess the technical and commercial potential of the information disclosed. This type of agreement is used to facilitate the commissioning of certain professional services by a third party by the college. Under these agreements, it is not a question of conducting research or innovative work, but only of analyzing, processing, manufacturing or providing specialized knowledge. All results will be at the university without a right of use being granted to the counsellor.
These agreements are not likely to conclude an agreement or cooperation in research. This agreement requires a research partner to have a specific set of work in the context of a research project (or a number of research projects) implemented by the college and usually involves payments to the partner. The agreement is often developed following a major grant or other research funding agreement and includes discreet and specific work to be done by a partner organization.