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