Task 5 C 1- Facilitating the consortium agreement and handling related issues

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(Actual drafting is probably done by legal colleagues)

Relevant issues:

  • Assist drafting of Consortium Agreement
  • IP issues
  • Open access
  • Open Data
  • Ethics
  • Financial provisions
  • Governance structure

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

  • Provide guidance on procedures (internal and funder guidelines)
  • Provide guidance on internal and funder regulations.
  • Produce easy to follow guidance on budget and its implications including hiring of staff


Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

  • Accuracy - attention to detail
  • Administrative - logging and processing the contract
  • Analytical -understanding the impact of the contract on the institution
  • Communication - contract drafting, proposal development and drafting
  • Communication - conveying information clearly, presentation, drafting consultation responses
  • Communication - documenting systems and processes
  • Communication - drafting agreements that are acceptable to all parties, producing FAQs
  • Negotiation - contracts, solutions, structuring deals etc.
  • Assertiveness - objectively balancing the needs of the funder, institution, researcher and partners
  • Communication - requesting information from colleagues, partners etc.
  • Communication with funders, researchers and partners
  • Negotiation - contracts, solutions, structuring deals, company structures, equity transactions
  • Networking - to develop/maintain good relationships with funder/partners
  • Accuracy - attention to detail
  • Accuracy - checking figures and guidelines
  • Numeracy - applying costing model
  • Numeracy - costing post


Key Competencies required to be able to effectively complete the task

Competence Detailed description
Project contracting Facilitate agreement and get sign-off of contracts
IP and licencing regulations, Liaison Supporting IP applying/sharing/selling process, collecting IP information, contracting
Project contracting Monitor and manage regulatory and legal issues arising from the contract
Project contracting Develop institutional strategies and approaches relating to contracts

Related content from BESTPRAC

Listed below are best practices (presentations, FAQs, etc.) shared during the BESTPRAC meetings, as well as external resources relevant for this task.
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Financial Matters

Legal Aspects

Open Data/Open Access

Project Management

Third Parties