Types of research contracts

There are many different types of contracts, depending on the nature of the partnership. The name or title of a contract does not always match the content.

Most common contract types at KI

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Letters of Intent (LOI)
  • Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) or Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • Grant Agreements
  • Contract Research or Commissioned Research
  • Deed of Donation
  • Consultancy Agreement
  • Subawards, subcontracts
  • Visiting researcher agreement
  • Secondment
  • Research Collaboration Agreement
  • Consortium Agreement
  • Agreement for PhD student with external employment
  • Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
  • Personal Data Agreements
    • Data Transfer Agreement (DTA)
    • Data Processing Agreement (DPA)
    • Joint Controller Agreement (JCA)
  • Non-personal Data Agreements