RESEARCH COLLABORATION AGREEMENT
This Research Collaboration Agreement, hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”, is entered into and made effective as of ________________________ (the “Execution Date”) by and between the following Parties ____________________________________ (the “Collaborator”) and ____________________________ (the “Originator”). Individually referred to as “Party” and collectively referred to as “Parties”.
WHEREAS, the Parties desire to work together through a Collaboration (the “Collaboration”), as defined further below;
WHEREAS, the Parties wish to establish a written agreement between them covering the terms and conditions of their Collaboration,
NOW, therefore, in consideration of the promises and covenants contained herein, as well as other good and valuable consideration (the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged), the Parties do hereby agree as follows:
- DEFINITION OF TERMS
Agreement: means this agreement including any schedules or annextures and any amendment thereto in writing.
The Journal: An academic journal or scholarly journal is a periodical publication in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published.
The Paper: Is an original research published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.
Party: means a party to this Agreement and its successors and permitted assigns.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Parties will work on the following Collaboration: Publication of one paper in a journal that can be extended to another paper as mutually agreed by the Parties in a written amendment to this Agreement.
Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create employment, partnership, or other fiduciary relationship between the Parties.
The Published Paper must be Article Type peer, its similarity score (or plagiarism score) from a single source must be less than 10% and less than 30% from multiples sources, it must be published in an (ISI) Web of Science academic journal with Impact Factor in either one of the following classification Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4 and the academic journal must be Listed under Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).
In consideration of the Originator agreeing to write a paper with the Collaborator, the Collaborator shall refund the Originator 2500$ within 60 days starting from the publishing day of the paper in the journal.
- ORIGINATOR DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS
The Originator’s duties are as follows:
- Adhere to the paper specifications i.e. originality.
- Obtain all necessary approvals before publishing the paper.
- Allow the Collaborator to participate and collaborate in a research paper that the Collaborator intends to publish in ISI Journal.
- Add the Collaborator as the second, third, forth, or fifth author in the published paper by including the Collaborator’s name, email and the affiliation of the Collaborator in the published paper as follows:
Affiliation: Department of Financial and Administrative Sciences, Ranyah University College, Taif University, P.O Box 11099, Taif 21944, Saudi Arabia
- Include in the acknowledgement section of the paper the following:
Acknowledgements: Taif University Researchers Supporting Project number (TURSP-2020/338), Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
- Add any other as he/she may deem fit before or after the Acknowledgements in the previous article.
- COLABORATOR DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS
The Collaborator’s duties are as follows:
- Use reasonable endeavours to carry out the Research Project to a high standard as requested by the Originator.
- Collaborate with the Originator in whatever manner as requested.
- Adhere to the Paper Specifications.
- Promptly and fully refund the Originator.
- TERM AND TERMINATION
This Collaboration will begin on the Execution Date and continue for one year. The term may be mutually extended by both parties subject to a written amendment of this Agreement.
If the Collaboration must be terminated prior to completion, it may be in the following circumstances:
- If any party commits a material breach of any term of this Agreement that is not capable of being remedied within 14 days or that should have been remedied within 14 days after a written request and was not, the non-breaching Party may terminate this Agreement in writing.
- If any Party becomes unable to perform its duties hereunder, including a duty to pay or a duty to perform, any other party may terminate this Agreement in writing and force termination of the Collaboration.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
In accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, title and interest in and to intellectual property belonging to each of the Parties prior to this Research Collaboration, including, but not limited to, plans, drawings, specifications, reports, advice, analyses, designs, methodologies, code, artwork, or any other intellectual property, registered or otherwise, shall remain with that Party throughout the duration of this Agreement and forever thereafter.
For any intellectual property created or developed as a result of this Collaboration, the Collaborator agrees to surrender such rights to Originator after the termination of this Agreement.
This provision of this Agreement clearly elaborates that the Parties to this Agreement are not creating a partnership as defined by state statute or by common law. The Parties are collaborating on this single work, this agreement does not create a partnership relationship.
- NO EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
Originator understands and agrees that his involvement in the project is only to the extent of support and any efforts made by the Collaborator and that his efforts and support is completely voluntary.
- Protection of Information
The parties may provide each other with confidential information and trade secrets, including without limitation, information on their respective organization, business, finances, personnel, services, systems, pricing, structure, proprietary products and processes, transactions and/or business relations (collectively, the “Information”). The term “Information” shall not include (i) information generally available to the public through no fault of the other Party, (ii) information which the other Party already had knowledge of, or (iii) information which has become part of the public domain through no fault of the other Party. Each Party agrees to retain in confidence at all times and to require its employees, consultants, professional representatives and agents to retain in confidence all information disclosed by the other Party. Each Party shall only use the other’s information solely for the purpose of performing obligations under this Agreement, and only disclose the Confidential Information on a need-to-know basis. Each party shall take all necessary precautions in handling the Confidential Information of the other party and limit disclosures on a strict need-to-know basis. Further, the receiving Party may disclose information to the extent ordered to be disclosed by subpoena, other legal process or requirement of law, after first giving the disclosing Party a reasonable opportunity to contest such disclosure requirement.
Each Party acknowledges and agrees that any use or disclosure of Confidential Information by the Party in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of this Agreement may cause another Party harm which will not be compensable by monetary damages alone and, accordingly, such other Party will, in addition to other available legal or equitable remedies, be entitled to seen an immediate injunction restraining the disclosing Party from committing or continuing to commit a breach. A Party may avail itself of injunctive relief in addition and without prejudice to any other remedies available to it.
This Section 11 will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
- THIRD PARTY LIABILITY
Each Party hereby agrees and acknowledges that their own liabilities, including debts and other financial obligations, shall remain their liabilities and shall not become the liabilities of any other Party.
- WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS
Parties represent and warrant to each other that: each is free to enter into this agreement; all contributions to the Work are original or all necessary permissions and releases have been obtained and paid for; and no intellectual property rights have been infringed upon or other laws violated. Each Collaborator agrees to indemnify the other(s) for any loss, liability or expense resulting from the actual breach of these warranties.
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Parties agree that any dispute arising from this agreement shall be solved in good faith through negotiation between the Parties.
- GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of __________________ and any applicable federal law. Both Parties consent to the jurisdiction under the state and federal courts within the State of _________________.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties agree to be bound as follows:
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