A: Apply to admission criteria for MRC grants; In addition, at least one research company and organization accredited by the Research Council must be included in the application. The aim of this program is to promote joint research between research institutes and industry. A: Restrictions on the disclosure of generated data must be defined in the heads of Terms and in the cooperation agreement. RCMs must agree and confirm that data from this research can be made public within a reasonable time. Please also send an electronic copy of the agreement: Heads of Terms (HoT) facilitate cooperation between science and industry, as they allow partners to develop provisions for responsibilities for governance, intellectual property rights, reporting and access to data and samples prior to the start of a project. As with the MICA form, the HoT must be filed at the same time as your application. Unlike the cooperation agreement, the Heads of Terms are not a legally binding document. However, the conditions set out in both documents must be consistent and all substantive changes after the award must first be approved by the RCN. Q: What evidence do I need to provide to support the partnership between science and industry? If the proposal is awarded, successful applicants must submit a printed copy of a cooperation agreement signed within three months of the issuance of a letter of award and before the start of the project.

Any research proposal involving cooperation with one or more industrial partners (in kind or in kind) is treated by MRC as MICA. MICA is not a system in itself, but a mechanism to support the creation of an agreement between academic and industrial research partners that can be applied to most of our funding programs and appeals. To find out if you can apply a MICA to your proposal, please contact your specific scheme or call. MicA facilitates cooperation by enabling partners to develop and define agreements for relative responsibilities, governance, administrative authorizations, compensation, intellectual property rights, information and access to data and samples before a project begins. In addition, MICAs help establish that the proposed cooperation agreements are eligible for EU state aid rules for the financing of RCMs. The RCN is committed to ensuring that the research we have in the world is being publicly developed, whether in the form of advances in knowledge, improvements in human health and/or economic growth. Cooperation with industry helps accelerate these benefits by bringing together the « best » of industry and academic research. Industrial partners benefit from the research we finish and the scientists we train and in turn provide access to the skills, breadth and knowledge that are often non-existent in the higher education sector. Most importantly, the public benefits from this combination of scientific know-how, industry capacity and product development know-how, as research discoveries are implemented more quickly and efficiently in therapeutic products, equipment and technologies.

If a proposal involves industry cooperation, bidders must: A signed document of the cooperation agreement should be sent: As with the Heads of Terms, we do not offer a template for the final agreement. However, applicants may consider using the Proposed Lambert Agreement or, if the project includes clinical research, the mICRA submission agreement.