Given the complexity of science and the research process, collaboration among researchers, disciplines, and sectors is critical to successful innovation in disease research, and patient-driven foundations can serve as an ideal nexus for convening and coordinating efforts. Find information here about engaging and nurturing relationships with a wide range of partners that can accelerate the overall funding and research cycle.

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Tools you can use

Patient Group Organizational Expertise & Assets Evaluation Tool

Source: Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative

Chordoma Foundation grant award letter

Source: Chordoma Foundation

Mutual non-disclosure agreement

Source: Schaner and Lubitz, PLLC

Confidential Disclosure Agreement for research consortium

Source: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Consortium master collaboration agreement

Source: Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute

Lambert Toolkit for Collaborative Research

Source: Intellectual Property Office, United Kingdom

Research Funders Addendum

Source: Science Commons

NCATS Collaboration Agreement

Source: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

NIH Transfer Agreement Dashboard

Source: National Institutes of Health

National Venture Capital Association model legal documents

Source: National Venture Capital Association

NIH agreement templates

Source: National Institutes of Health

Biomarkers Consortium IP and data-sharing principles

Source: The Biomarkers Consortium

Memorandum of Understanding for The Learning Collaborative

Source: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Research consortium member agreement

Source: Myelin Repair Foundation

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