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Agreement With Lab

A protocol requiring data analysis should probably not be called a test agreement and therefore a lab study agreement. Data analysis is the type of activity that often involves inventive contributions. Please discuss with your institution`s Principal Investigator and research administrators the likelihood of inventive contributions in this case. Most laboratory studies include the type of basic research that makes it difficult to predict whether an invention might result from the study, so we protect ourselves by inequentially a contractual clause that allows the university to own such inventions. But there is a class of laboratory studies that we will call “test agreements” for which we can predict with certainty that there will be no inventions of the university. Due to the need for certifications, methods, locations, and time constraints, Contract Laboratory knows that outsourcing labs can be challenging with many different factors to consider for different projects…

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