Cover Model agreements for research and development cooperation

Since the publication of the 3rd edition of the Sample agreements for research and develop- ment cooperation in 2017, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and representatives of the expert group have been increasingly approached with requests to address the particular features of multilateral research consortia. This interest is driven in part by the growing importance of multipartite research consortia – especially for the use of public funding in the context of collaborative research – and also by the escalating discussion in recent years about research-appropriate models of cooperation and their legal forms.