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Guide to applying for research funding: Application-phase agreements

Application-phase agreements

We recommend agreeing on the rules and responsibilities between the partners of a consortium project in the application phase by drawing up a letter of intent or similar document. Start the preparations well in advance before the deadline! When signing a contract with an external party, Uniarts Helsinki always acts as the contracting party in place of the individual researcher, although the researcher often represents the university in the contract negotiations. That is why it is advisable to get in contact with the university’s lawyer in contract matters from the very start.

Topics to observe include:

  • Copyrights
  • Confidentiality
  • Division of budget between partners
  • Decision-making and dispute resolution

We recommend drawing up the actual consortium or partnership agreement only after the funding has been secured.

Contact persons

Legal Services
Legal Counsel Annakaisa Koskimäki

Copyright matters
Copyright Attorney Maria Rehbinder
maria.rehbinder@aalto.fi

Further infromation

More on agreements in the Uniarts Project Guide