A Research Support Agreement (RSA) is utilized when two or more parties wish to work on or support a research study and each party is funding their own costs incurred as a result of their work. The RSA is put into place to document the obligations of each party in the collaboration or as these relate to the support activity. Examples include:
- Teaming Agreements: two or more parties are collaborating on preparing a proposal and wish to share potentially confidential information and/or intellectual property
- Letters of Intent and Memorandums of Understanding: indicating the intention to pursue a common action. Document allowing for the outline and/or terms prior to finalization of a more specific project agreement
- Unfunded Collaborations: Similar to a subaward without funding, where both parties are contributing to the project aims, are co-publishing and may potentially co-create IP
- Drug/Device Donation Agreements: Industry donation of a drug or device without compensation for the purpose of conducting a clinical trial
The above description is taken directly from Mass General Brigham Research Navigator SharePoint site.
Intended Audience: Any clinical or non-clinical Massachusetts General Hospital employee who is looking to document the obligations of each party when working with two or more parties to support a research study
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