If you require advice on the use of the model agreements, please email the Study Support Service Helpdesk.
If you feel that the model agreement does not meet your company’s requirements, please contact the ABPI.
The NIHR CRN advises the use of Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) model Clinical Trial/Investigation Agreements when contracting between Life Sciences companies including Clinical Research Organisations and NHS Organisations or GP Practices. These are nationally accepted contract terms which have been specifically developed to remove the need for per study contract reviews when working with the NHS. They are also a required document for Health Research Authority (HRA) approval submission for commercial studies.
These agreements are designed to be used ‘off the shelf’ without modification and are available for a range of various research scenarios. Any modifications to the template wording may result in study delays due to the potential requirement for a legal review.