Optionally and normally starting with « where » followed by the intentions of the parties, these clauses specify the relationships and substantive information. This section can also indicate how students are involved in the project and what are the specific rights to exploit the research results. Some agreements determine whether and how changes should be made to the R&D agreement. The duration of the agreement is indicated at the same time as the date of its entry into force (normally the date of signature). Warranties and indemnification clauses are common in R&D agreements to protect each party. The parties may warrant that any IP they bring to the Project is the property of the party or that it is licensed and does not infringe the IP rights of others. The limits of liability are defined, as well as a clause that exempts the university from all damages that may result from the project. Research and development (R&D) cooperation agreements are the most comprehensive of the agreements that must be negotiated and signed with industrial partners for research and development projects. They should clearly identify the project itself, provide all necessary background information about the project and describe the roles and relationships between the parties to the project, including any contributions from the parties.
If there are any particular problems or circumstances that can reasonably be expected to have an impact on the project, they should be described. . . .