The last part of the “General Provision” section is the amendment procedure. Strong partnerships are developing and transforming; The agreements must therefore be amended. Indeed, many of the best community research conventions need to be constantly changed. It is not uncommon for a community research agreement to be amended as often as every six months or every year. Researchers often identify new dynamic possibilities that partners want to explore together. Thus, a well-written agreement can be modified so that the objective, the calculation of the work and the budget meet the new needs. In truly collaborative research, the list of materials may need to be changed regularly. This requires a simple modification of the agreement (as noted above). The list of materials, which is a well-written cooperation agreement, will dynamically meet the emerging needs of researchers. The objective should be concise and clear. Use terms that non-scientists understand easily and avoid excessive use of scientific jargon.
The statement of objectives should explain the real problems that will be addressed in the cooperation research agreement. It should articulate both the what and the why of cooperation. If someone outside the scientific community reads the agreement, they should be able to say why the parties feel it is important to assume cooperation. In addition, the scientific objectives of cooperation should be clearly defined in the statement of objectives. Care should be taken to distinguish between long-term objectives that may occur years after the agreement is reached and the short-term objectives that will be achieved until the end of the agreement. The statement, which is less well written, vaguely formulates the objective. Phrases such as basic breeding biology do not mean much, unless they are defined later, and terms such as the level of ploidie may not be well understood by the non-scientific community. Remember that the objective of this objective is to create the necessary conditions for the agreement by clearly expressing what the parties hope to achieve. The final step in a collaborative research agreement is the list of materials. As with the budget, this section contains a clear list of the TP that each party makes available to the project. This is essential because all these materials were developed outside the project and are owned by one or the other partner. These are not new TPs, which are distributed in accordance with the grant clauses.
On the contrary, the materials contained in the list of materials are entirely owned by one of the employees. Sometimes the items in the list of materials are linked to IP rights. Sometimes they don`t. For collaborative research agreements in which biological or other materials (germ plasma, plant parts, biotech components, etc.) are transmitted from one part to another to be used in the project, the agreement usually contains an additional section, the list of materials. This section is often attached to the agreement. In some cases, there may be more than one appendix, as the materials used and transferred may change during the project. Please note that this model of agreement is only intended as an illustration.