The protocol suggests that the likelihood of an invention in which the university should be asserting an interest is low and that the agreement may give the proponent the right to intellectual property arising from the study. Make sure the Grant language is similar to the one we approved for clinical trials. We offer you the largest international network of laboratories in the world, with decades of experience in scientific testing. So if you work with us, you benefit from the collective knowledge and skills accumulated through collaboration with other clients. We offer a wide range of services that can be tailored to your specific needs – from a large laboratory program to discrete tests that are performed or outsourced in-house. Our industry experts are happy to advise you on the best solution to meet your needs, whether you need full-time or additional help during peak periods. Most laboratory studies include the type of basic research that makes it difficult to predict whether an invention may result from the study, so we protect ourselves by including a contractual clause that allows the university to possess such inventions. But there is a class of laboratory studies that we will call test agreements, for which we can predict with certainty that there will be no academic inventions. This is very similar to the conclusion we draw for clinical trials; but, it does not apply to all, or even to most laboratory studies.
The trick is to classify a laboratory study accurately, so that we only need the intellectual property of the university if it is useful to us and not if it does not more than hinder the negotiation of study conditions. The purpose of this checklist is to help you classify laboratory studies based on who wrote the protocol, how detailed it is, and whether it requires a simple review or more detailed analysis of the data. Our life sciences laboratory services offer international reach and use the most advanced technologies and methods to ensure you get the most accurate and reliable results. Our competent employees are trained at the highest level and have an in-depth knowledge of their specialties and your professional needs.