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Research projects can be divided into two main categories by how they are funded: Collaboration projects and Commissioned projects.

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Collaboration projects

In a collaboration project, UiB researchers collaborates with external parties and the project is balanced with regard to what the parties must contribute and with regard to ownership of results.

Contract Templates:
UiB has two contract templates that we use for collaboration projects. One is for simple collaboration without funding, while the second also regulate more complex matters such as financing and ownership of results.

Please contact the legal advisors at the Division of Research Mangagement for assistance in drafting agreements:

  • Collaboration projects - without funding (Norwegian, word) (English, word)
    - To be used in research projects where UiB cooperate with external partners who do not contribute with funding.
  • Collaboration projects - with funding (Norwegian, word) (English, word)
    - To be used in research where UiB cooperate with external partners and the counterpart will contribute with funding.

Commissioned projects

In a commissioned project UiB conducts research on behalf of a client. For these projects there are clearly defined requirements with regard to deliverables from UiB.

The commissioning party has the right to manage the project, lodge complaints, or even cancel the contract, but also cover all costs of the project. Commissioned research projects shall be invoiced with VAT included unless the service provided is defined as an exception according to the VAT act.

  • Commissioned projects - The UiB contract template (English, word)
    - To be used for all commissioned projects.

Please contact the legal advisors at the Division of Research Magagement for assistance in drafting agreements.