Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between FAPESP And Agilent Versão em português
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT
This Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement"), effective as of August 29, 2011 (the "Effective Date"), is entered into by and between the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (hereinafter "FAPESP"), a public agency of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, having its principal office at Rua Pio XI, 1500, CEP 05468-901, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, and Agilent Technologies, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, USA, having its principal office at 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, California 95051, USA (hereinafter “AGILENT INC.”) and Agilent Affiliates, herein defined to be any entity that is owned or controlled by, or in common with, AGILENT INC. (hereinafter “AGILENT AFFILIATES”), hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Parties".
WHEREAS, AGILENT INC. is the world’s premier measurement company that manufactures products to enable advancements in electronics, communications, chemical and bioanalysis;
WHEREAS, FAPESP is an independent public foundation with the mission to foster research and the scientific and technological development of the State of São Paulo - Brazil;
WHEREAS, AGILENT INC. and FAPESP hereby agree to support a collaborative program, with the aim of promoting and supporting Research Projects involving collaboration between scientists working in public or private research or teaching institutions in the State of São Paulo, Brazil and scientists from AGILENT INC.;
WHEREAS, the Research Projects should help to build up scientific and technological competencies, foster strategic alliances for scientific and technological development, promote the dissemination of knowledge and generate results which potentially could lead to applications with market value in the area(s) of interest to AGILENT INC. and FAPESP, in the themes described in Annex I;
WHEREAS, AGILENT INC. and FAPESP desire to enter into an agreement under which the Parties select and fund Research Projects, all pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and agreements contained herein, the adequacy of which the Parties hereby acknowledge, the Parties agree as follows:
1.1 "Collaborating Research Institution" means a research institution that is selected to receive funding to perform a Research Project.
1.2 "Joint Steering Committee" (or "JSC") means the two representatives from FAPESP and two representatives from AGILENT INC. appointed by the parties in accordance with Section 2.1 below.
1.3 "Principal Investigator" means the person from each respective Collaborating Research Institution who is designated in a Research Proposal or other written notice to AGILENT INC. and FAPESP as having the primary responsibility for supervising, managing, and overseeing a given Research Project on behalf of the Collaborating Research Institution.
1.4 "Research Funding" means funding provided by AGILENT INC. and FAPESP that is awarded to the Collaborating Research Institution with a written notice of award from FAPESP in response to a Research Proposal pursuant to this Agreement. .
1.5 "Research Project" means a research project that is documented in a Research Proposal and has been approved by the JSC to be funded and implemented under this Agreement.
1.6 "Research Proposal" or "Proposal" means a written proposal submitted to the JSC for a Research Project in response to a call for proposals.
2. GENERAL GOVERNANCE
2.1 Joint Steering Committee. The Parties will form a four-member Joint Steering Committee composed of two members appointed by each respective party. The JSC will have oversight responsibility for the overall strategic relationship between the Parties and the Collaborating Research Institutions in accordance with this Agreement. The JSC will meet periodically, not less than twice a year, to discuss research directions that may be of interest and benefit to the Parties, review Research Proposals as provided hereunder, review ongoing Research Projects, define and approve changes in research direction and activities as may be appropriate, manage any differences that may arise between the parties, and make other decisions related to Research Projects under this Agreement. Meetings of the JSC may be by whatever means that the Parties may agree upon (e.g., face-to-face, telephone conference, and/or video conference). Either party may replace one or more of its JSC members at any time by providing written notice to the other party. Any information received by FAPESP regarding the selected proposals, including reports, cancellations and other correspondence, must be shared timely with the JSC.
2.2 Requests for Proposals; Research Proposals; Approval and Implementation
(a) Calls for Research Proposals. The JSC will work together to create Calls for Research Proposals ("CFRPs") for research projects, and will publish such CFRPs to the general public of the State of São Paulo, as agreed by AGILENT INC. and FAPESP. General guidance for the preparation of CFRPs is included in Annex II.
(b) Research Proposals. Each CFRP and its corresponding Research Proposals should support high-quality research aligned with the themes defined in Annex I and should contribute to the advancement of knowledge and to the qualification of human resources.
(c) Content of Proposals. The Parties will require that each Proposal submitted in response to a CFRP be in a standard format (to be decided by the Parties), and contain certain basic information, including at least the following: (a) a detailed description of the proposed Research Project; (b) the amount of Research Funding requested; (c) a detailed budget for the proposed Research Project; (d) the identity and contact information of the Collaborating Research Institution; (e) the identity and background of the Principal Investigator for the proposed Research Project, and the identity of other project participants; and (f) a proposed schedule for the performance of the proposed Research Project (including the proposed duration of the project).
(d) Review and Selection of Winning Proposals. The JSC will discuss the various proposals submitted in response to CFRPs, and will choose the winning proposals to be funded. Both parties must agree on which proposals are to be funded. The JSC may invite third-party experts to be part of an advisory board to evaluate and comment upon proposals, or to act as ad-hoc reviewers, but all decisions regarding the selection of winning proposals will be made solely by the JSC. In the case of the Parties differing in their votes on the JSC and JSC´s final decision consequently being not to fund a certain Research Proposal, the party voting to support the Research Proposal may fund individually, at its sole discretion, and apart from the Agreement.
(e) Modifications. If FAPESP, AGILENT INC., or a Principal Investigator wish to make a change to a Research Project, that party will submit a written request to FAPESP along with an amended Research Proposal. FAPESP will forward the request to the JSC accompanied by a recommendation by FAPESP relevant merit reviewing Committees. The JSC will review, discuss, and promptly decide upon such requests and notify the Principal Investigator of the relevant Collaborating Research Institution of its decision of whether to agree to the change or not.
(f) Communications. Any request or required reporting from the Principal Investigator under this Agreement will be sent to FAPESP. FAPESP will provide to the members of the JSC a recommendation prepared by FAPESP relevant merit reviewing Committees for revision, discussion and decision. This paragraph does not limit direct communication between a Principal Investigator and personnel of AGILENT INC. or AGILENT AFFILIATES, as such communication is a necessary part of scientific collaboration.
2.3 Workshops. The JSC will organize, plan, and execute one workshop each year. The content and agenda of the workshops will be focused on technical subjects related to the research pursuits of the supported Research Projects. The members of the JSC may delegate these duties to their agents and contractors, and the workshop will be funded from the combined FAPESP and AGILENT INC. funding described in Section 3 below, as directed by the JSC. The workshop attendees will consist of the various Principal Investigators and their teams, other interested faculty members (regardless of their geographic affiliations), and others as may be determined by the JSC.
2.4 Collaborating Research Institution Agreement. As a condition of receiving funds under this Agreement, FAPESP will require each Principal Investigator, the respective Collaborating Research Institution and AGILENT, to enter into a FAPESP Grant Award Agreement according to the terms attached hereto as Annex IV between FAPESP, the Principal Investigator, the Collaborating Research Institution and AGILENT. The FAPESP Grant Award Agreement will cover such issues as the handling of the funding for the Research Project, progress reports, conduct of the project, and intellectual property.
2.5 Publicity. The Parties will consult with each other before making public announcements or press releases about this Agreement or the status of Research Projects, and will coordinate such announcements or press releases.
- 3. RESEARCH FUNDING
3.1 Financial Support. Financial support for the projects selected under this Agreement will encompass a total of the equivalent of two hundred thousand US dollars ($200,000 USD) in Brazilian Reais from FAPESP and two hundred thousand US dollars ($200,000 USD) from AGILENT INC.
3.2 Management of Funding. AGILENT INC. will transfer to FAPESP its financial contribution as specified in paragraph 3.1 in the month of December, 2011, and FAPESP will manage the disbursement of the Research Funding to the various Collaborating Universities chosen through the selection process outlined above. FAPESP will communicate to the recipients of project funds that AGILENT INC. has co-funded the project and request that Principal Investigators reference that their research is equally supported by FAPESP and AGILENT INC.
3.3 Payment. All payments by AGILENT INC. to FAPESP hereunder will be made in U.S. dollars by wire transfer as set forth below or to such other address as the FAPESP may designate in writing:
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Rua Pio XI, 1500 - São Paulo - Brasil - CEP 05468-901
Telefone: (+55) 11 3838 4000 Fax: (+55) 11 3645 2421
Destinatary Bank: Banco do Brasil S.A. – São Paulo – Brasil
Through: Banco do Brasil S.A. – New York Branch
4.1 Periodic Progress Reports. FAPESP will provide to the members of the JSC written summary reports of the progress on each Research Project in a timely manner to allow the JSC to review progress and results. The timing and frequency of such reports will be as agreed by the JSC, but not less often than once every twelve (12) months. Such progress reports should include information on the progress of the research, an update on the use of Research Funding and the Project Budget, and a description of any research results (e.g. data from tests and experiments, code, demos, prototypes, publications, intellectual property).
4.2 Financial Reports. Every six (6) months during the Term, FAPESP will provide AGILENT INC. with complete and accurate written account and budget reports for all Research Projects funded under this Agreement setting forth the details of all funds received and related expenditures by Collaborating Research Institutions during the previous six (6) month period.
5. TERM AND TERMINATION
5.1 Term. Unless earlier terminated pursuant to this Section 5, the term of this Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and remain in effect until five (5) years thereafter (the "Term"). Any payment made by AGILENT INC. of supplemental funds to support additional research under this Agreement and the effect of extending the expiration date of this Agreement will be accepted by FAPESP if an amendment to this Agreement is signed by both parties.
5.2 Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement by written notice at any time if the other party is in material breach of any material warranty, term, condition or covenant of this Agreement. Termination under this Section 5.2 will specify the nature of the breach and will become effective thirty (30) calendar days following delivery of the notice to the breaching party unless the breaching party cures the breach during said thirty (30) calendar-day period. Either party can terminate this Agreement at any time by communicating the other party of their intention of cancellation with a minimum pre-warning of six (6) months.
5.3 Effect of Termination. If upon termination there is AGILENT INC. funding that remains unused, within sixty (60) days of termination, FAPESP will promptly refund such unused Research Funding to AGILENT INC.; provided that FAPESP will be entitled to retain funds to cover previously-made financial commitments.
5.4 Survival. Sections 5.3, 6, and 7 hereof shall survive and remain in full force and effect after any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
6. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
6.1 FAPESP's Representations and Warranties. FAPESP hereby represents and warrants to AGILENT INC. as follows:
(a) FAPESP is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state in which it is organized. FAPESP has been granted all requisite power and authority to enter into and perform under this Agreement.
(b) FAPESP shall observe and comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the subject matter of this Agreement.
(c) There is no pending or threatened litigation involving FAPESP that would have any material effect on this Agreement or on FAPESP's ability to perform its obligations hereunder; further, FAPESP is not aware of any indenture, contract, or agreement to which FAPESP is a party or by which FAPESP is bound that prohibits or would prohibit the execution and delivery by FAPESP of this Agreement or the performance or observance by FAPESP of any term or condition of this Agreement.
6.2 AGILENT INC.'s Representations and Warranties. AGILENT INC. hereby represents and warrants to FAPESP as follows:
(a) AGILENT INC. is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the United States of America. AGILENT INC. has been granted all requisite power and authority to enter into and perform under this Agreement.
(b) AGILENT INC. will observe and comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the subject matter of this Agreement.
6.3 WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE THE ONLY WARRANTIES MADE BY THE PARTIES HEREUNDER. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, ORAL OR WRITTEN, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
6.4 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ECONOMIC DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PROPERTY OR LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
6.5 LIABILITY CAP/SOLE REMEDY. EACH PARTY'S TOTAL LIABILITY, IN THE AGGREGATE, FOR ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF A PARTICULAR RESEARCH PROJECT CONDUCTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, WILL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID TO FAPESP BY AGILENT INC. UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
7.1 Assignment. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, neither AGILENT INC. nor FAPESP will have the right to assign, delegate or transfer at any time to any party, in whole or in part, any or all of the rights, duties and interest herein granted without first obtaining the written consent of the other to such assignment.
7.2 Compliance with Law and Export Controls. In carrying out this Agreement, the Parties will comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. The Parties further acknowledge and agree that the transfer of certain commodities and technical data is subject to United States laws and regulations controlling the export of such commodities and technical data, including the Export Administration Regulations of the United States Department of Commerce. These laws and regulations among other things, prohibit or require a government license for the export of certain types of technical data to certain specified countries. The Parties hereby agree that they will comply with all United States laws and regulations controlling the export of commodities and technical data.
7.3 Construction. If any provision, or portion thereof, of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or void by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision of the Agreement will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Parties, and the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. Failure by either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision. This Agreement has been negotiated by the Parties and their respective counsel and will be fairly interpreted in accordance with its terms and without any construction in favor or against either party.
7.4 Notices. Any notices or requests in connection with this Agreement will be in writing delivered by commercial overnight delivery or first class mail (air mail if not domestic), certified or registered, return receipt requested, and addressed to the Parties as follows (or to such other address as the party to receive the notice or request so designates by written notice to the other):
Fundação de Amparo à Pesq. Estado de São Paulo
Rua Pio XI, 1500, Alto da Lapa
CEP 05468-901, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
A/C: Diretor Científico
To AGILENT INC.:
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Jack Wenstrand, Ph.D.
Director, University Relations & External Research
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., MS 1B-07
Santa Clara, CA 95051-7201
Tel: (408) 345-8330
Fax: (408) 345-8745
With a copy to:
Paulo Augusto Zicari di Monte
Lead Counsel for Latin America & Caribbean
GIO Location Manager for Agilent Brasil
Agilent Technologies Brasil Ltda.
Araguaia Avenue, 1142, 1st floor
06455-940 - Barueri/SP - Brazil
Tel: (5511) 4197-3715
Fax: (5511) 4197-3799
Notices and requests will be deemed given as of the date received. If the addressee fails or refuses to accept delivery, the notice or request will be deemed given as of the date of such failure or refusal.
7.5 Confidentiality Agreement. FAPESP and AGILENT AND ITS AFFILIATES agree to keep confidential the content of the proposals and unpublished research results designated as confidential (“Confidential Information”) submitted for analysis in the scope of this Agreement. FAPESP can publish a summary containing the Title, Host Institution, Principal Investigators and composition of the research team, relevant dates and an abstract of each selected proposal. AGILENT INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES and FAPESP each agree that the receiving party, without the prior written consent of the disclosing party, for a period of three (3) years from the date of disclosure of each item of Confidential Information, (a) will not disclose Confidential Information that it has received hereunder to any third party and (b) will not use Confidential Information that it has received hereunder except for the proposes of this Agreement. The receiving party shall treat Confidential Information that it has received hereunder with the same degree of confidentiality as it treats its own confidential and proprietary information, but it all events no less than a reasonable degree of confidentiality.
7.6 Entire Agreement. This Agreement and its exhibits constitute the entire Agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No variation, modification of or changes to any of the terms or conditions hereof will be deemed valid except by a written agreement dated subsequent to the date of this Agreement and signed by both Parties hereto by their duly authorized representatives.
7.7 Headings. The descriptive headings contained in this Agreement are included for convenience and reference only and will not be held to expand, modify or aid in the interpretation, construction or meaning of this Agreement.
7.8 No Agency or Partnership. This Agreement does not create an employer-employee relationship, a partnership or joint venture, or result in either party assuming partnership responsibility or liability.
8. Legal Venue. Any doubts or disagreements resulting from the execution of this Agreement will be brought before the Court of the São Paulo County (Foro da Comarca de São Paulo), by mutual agreement and renouncing any other venue.
IN FULL AND MUTUAL AGREEMENT, this Agreement of cooperation is signed in two copies and the contents thereof translated in Portuguese language. In case of conflicts between the English and Portuguese versions, the Parties herein agree that the English version should prevail.
Original of Agreement signed in August 29, 2011.
FAPESP - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Celso Lafer, President
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Darlene Joy Solomon, Chief Technology Officer
Annex I: List of Themes of Interest for this Agreement
The initial themes of interest of FAPESP and of AGILENT INC. to be addressed in CFRPs under this Agreement are:
- Metabolomics in Plant and Microbiology
Metabolomics is the molecular study of the unique fingerprint of small molecules (amino acids, lipids, organic acids, sugars, etc.) which specific cellular processes produce during metabolism, the chemical processes in a cell or organism that are necessary for life. Metabolomics is one of the fastest growing areas of life sciences research, and the biodiversity of Brazil presents a unique opportunity to extend knowledge of the role of metabolomics in plant and microbiology, and opportunities to apply this knowledge for improved quality of life.
- Original Ideas in Mass Spectrometry Measurement
Mass spectrometry has become one of the most important techniques for identifying chemical and biological molecules in complex samples. The technology has progressed significantly in recent years, but there are additional opportunities to advance both the measurement technology and novel applications thereof. The latter could include improved methods for measuring proteins and other biomolecules of interest, as well as research toward increasing the ease of use and accessibility of mass spectrometry in order to address new challenges in life science and applied measurement markets.
- Advancing Measurement in BioEnergy
São Paulo is a world leader in BioEnergy research and its implementation as an alternative to fossil fuels. The continuing advancement of science and technology is tightly linked to the advancement of measurement. This theme aims to identify and advance new measurements, from sample prep through detection and data analysis, which can continue to increase the contribution of BioEnergy in addressing Sao Paulo and the world’s energy needs.
The themes of interest can be modified by decision of JSC at any time. Approval of a CFRP by the JSC shall have the effect of amending this section.
Annex II: General Guidance for the CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS (CFRP)
1. General Provisions
Call for Research Proposals will be prepared by the Joint Steering Committee for the FAPESP - AGILENT INC. cooperation following the guidelines set forth below.
a) The call for research proposals will invite researchers from institutions of higher education and research in the State of São Paulo to submit Research Proposals in research areas of interest of AGILENT INC. and FAPESP.
b) Each Call for Research Proposals will contain the list of research themes of interest as set forth in Annex I.
c) Call for Proposals should make clear:
c.1)The themes to be prioritized in each call,
c.2)The format for proposals,
c.3)The process of evaluating and selection of proposals as set forth in Annex III and
c.4)The schedule for submission of proposals and assessment phases in compliance with the specifications contained herein.
2. The Contributions of the Parties
a) The total cost of all projects selected in each CFRP will be financed with 50% of funds from FAPESP and 50% from AGILENT INC.
b) FAPESP’s funds will be directed to the institutions of higher education and research in the State of Sao Paulo and can be applied according to the rules for use of research funds awarded by FAPESP.
c) The funds contributed by AGILENT INC. will be disbursed by FAPESP and will be directed to the institutions of higher education and research in the State of Sao Paulo and can be applied according to the rules for use of research funds awarded by FAPESP.
d) The funds will be disbursed according to the schedule approved in each selected project.
3. Format for the CFRP
a) Each Call for Research Proposals will invite Research Projects in cooperation between researchers from institutions of higher education and research in the State of São Paulo and AGILENT INC.:
a.1)A Research Proposal should be developed by a Principal Investigator. Principal Investigators are encouraged to consider collaborative input from AGILENT INC. as may be available in the CFRP, from meetings or workshop(s) which may be organized as part of the CFRP process, and from Agilent researchers who may be available for consultation. Each proposal will have a Principal Investigator associated with an institution of higher education and research in the State of São Paulo.
a.1.i) The Principal Investigator should have a Ph.D. or equivalent and proven experience in the subject of the proposal.
a.1.ii) The Principal Investigator shall be solely responsible for the performance of the research defined in the Research Proposal.
a.1.iii) The Principle Investigator shall make a reasonable effort to enable the participation in the research by the Agilent Researcher as defined below.
b) An AGILENT INC. employee herein referred to as an “Agilent Researcher” shall be assigned for each selected Research Proposal. The Agilent Researcher will represent AGILENT INC to collaborate and assist the Principal Investigator in the conduct the subject research. Such collaboration and assistance may include
b.1) personal participation in research activities,
b.3) arrangment for access to other resources of AGILENT INC, and
b.4) other types of assistance which could advance the subject research.
Nothing in this paragraph shall be deemed to detract from the Principal Investigator’s sole responsibility for the conduct of the research or to make AGILENT INC or the Agilent Researcher responsible for any deliverable, activity, or result as may be required by the Research Proposal. AGILENT INC may update its assignment of the Agilent Researcher at any time.
c) For each Research Proposal selected, the cooperation between FAPESP, AGILENT INC., and the institution of higher education and research in the State of São Paulo to which the Principal Investigator is associated will be determined by a FAPESP Grant Award Agreement which shall include the terms of Annex IV and which will define:
c.1)The schedule of disbursements;
c.2)The definition and timing of expected results at each stage of the project;
c.3)The Intellectual Property clause on the results of projects.
Annex III - Procedures for Selection of Proposals for FAPESP’s Programs
- Proposals are received by FAPESP.
- For the cases of Call for Proposals issued by FAPESP as a result of a Term of Agreement with other organizations the proposals are analyzed by the Joint Steering Committee for that cooperative agreement to examine their adherence to the terms of the Call for Proposals and to suggest names of reviewers.
- Proposals are submitted to a panel of the Scientific Directorate of FAPESP, called an “Area Coordination”, according to the predominant area of knowledge of the proposal, for the indication of more reviewers.
3.1. Proposals with a budget of less than three hundred thousand Brazilian Reais require at least one reviewer. Above this budget value each proposal requires a minimum of three reviewers. A number of reviewers larger than the specified minimum can be used according to the “Area Coordination” and/or JSC discretion.
- Proposals with reviews are submitted to the “Area Coordination” for the emission of a recommendation regarding its approval and, in positive, the suggested budget.
- Proposals are then submitted to a second panel of the Scientific Directorate of FAPESP, called the “Adjunct Coordination”, for additional review regarding adherence to FAPESP’s regulations, consistence between reviews and the recommendation by the “Area Coordination”. The “Adjunct Coordination” emits a recommendation regarding the approval and the budget, in case of a positive recommendation.
- For the cases of Calls for Proposals issued by FAPESP as a result of a Term of Agreement with other organizations the proposals are analyzed by the Joint Steering Committee for that cooperative agreement. The JSC analyzes the proposal, the reviews, and the recommendations by the “Area Coordination” and by the “Adjunct Coordination” and issues a final recommendation to the Scientific Director.
- The Scientific Director issues the decision for the proposal and submits it to the Board of Directors of FAPESP.
Annex IV - FAPESP GRANT AWARD AGREEMENT FOR FAPESP-AGILENT COLLABORATION AGREEMENT
GRANT AWARD AGREEMENT
AGILENT INC.-FAPESP COOPERATION AGREEMENT PROJECTS
GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANTING OF THE AWARD
I) The present agreement does not create any kind of labor relationship between the GRANTING AGENCY and the AWARDEE, because it does not entail any employer-employee relationship or aims at the payment of salaries, the benefits of the employees of the GRANTING AGENCY being not extensible to the AWARDEE. In particular, the GRANTING AGENCY will not assume responsibility or be liable for medical or dental care assistance of the AWARDEE in any case.
II) The budget will be disbursed according to the financial schedule proposed by the AWARDEE, occasionally with changes approved by the GRANTING AGENCY,
Sole Paragraph – The financial schedule may be modified at the request of the AWARDEE and upon agreement by the GRANTING AGENCY.
III) Financial resources put at the disposal of the AWARDEE should not be deposited at the AWARDEE’s bank account, being instead deposited in a joint AWARDEE-GRANTING AGENCY bank account, the application of the money in the financial market being prohibited.
IV) The award granted should not be used, under any hypotheses and not even only partially, to any diverse ends than those indicated in the preamble of this award agreement, the AWARDEE being personally responsible and liable by its correct use in accordance with the current legal dispositions.
V) The AWARDEE is obliged to reference the support received from FAPESP and AGILENT INC. in theses, dissertations, papers, books, abstracts of work presented in meetings and in any other published or broadcasted material that have resulted, wholly or partially, from awards and fellowships granted by the GRANTING AGENCY.
VI) Payment of maintenance and living expenses will be considered by the GRANTING AGENCY exclusively within the validity of this award. In the case costs of maintenance and living expenses are incurred out of the validity of this award, existing differences should be reimbursed by the AWARDEE to the GRANTING AGENCY.
VII) In the case the grant includes the acquisition of permanent material, whether national or imported, the disposal of the resources will be conditioned to the presentation by the AWARDEE of two copies of a “Term of Acceptance of Transfer of Domain of Materials by Concession or Donation” signed by some duly authorized representative of the Institution, such that the AWARDEE could, afterwards and upon his judgment, cede or donate institutionally the whole or part of the materials. It is guaranteed to the AWARDEE full and effective use of the permanent material object of the award.
Sole Paragraph – In the case private institutions participate in projects and programs supported by FAPESP, donation will be conditioned by the terms of article 17th, item II, sub-item ‘a’ of the Brazilian federal law nr. 8.666 of June 21st, 1993, and its later modifications.
VIII) All material acquired in accordance to the present agreement will be hosted in the Research Institutions, Companies, or Public or Private Organizations at which the research will be conducted by means of a “Term for Concession of Use” entered by the GRANTING AGENCY and the institution, being assured to the AWARDEE the full and effective use of the material.
IX) Every time the grant includes importation of permanent material or consumption items, FAPESP, as the GRANTING AGENCY, after liberation from Customs will emit a “Term for Concession of Use” to the Research Institution, Companies, or Public or Private Organizations at which the research will be conducted. This “Term for Concession of Use” will stipulate the conditions under which the material is being ceded, guaranteeing to the AWARDEE full and effective use of the materials during the execution of the projects to which the concession is related.
X) When direct importation is exercised, the legal norms regarding the examination of similar substitute items of national precedence should be observed.
XI) The financial reports of the grant awarded will be presented by the AWARDEE in the dates indicated in this agreement and in accordance to the instructions annexed, which, independently of actually being transcribed, become an integral part of this agreement. Any credit balances of the research projects shall be restituted to FAPESP, in cash or by check in favor of FAPESP, upon the presentation of the final financial report.
XII) The financial reports will be filed contingent of a definitive approval based on a favorable recommendation by the Audit Department.
XIII) Besides and irrespective of clauses XI and XII in this agreement, The AWARDEE is obliged to present to the GRANTING AGENCY abridged half-yearly progress reports of the research plan as well as annual reports containing conclusions of the results obtained so far. Such reports will be analyzed by the JSC for the FAPESP- AGILENT INC. cooperation.
XIV) In case of missing or impediment of the AWARDEE, the GRANTING AGENCY should be immediately notified.
XV) The AWARDEE and Hosting Institution accept responsibility to verify, anytime, if the execution of the project translates or can be translated into the subject matter of patents, utility models, industrial designs or any other form of intellectual property (“Invention”). In such case, the AWARDEE/Hosting Institution is obliged to notify FAPESP before the publication of the matter in any journal, annals, periodicals, theses or any other form of publicity that may put the invention into public domain. FAPESP will immediately notify AGILENT INC. of each and every Invention. Within a reasonable time before publishing, presenting or otherwise publicly disclosing the results of a Research Project, AWARDEE and Hosting Institution will provide FAPESP with a draft of the proposed publication or presentation and will work with FAPESP and AGILENT INC. to ensure that the right to obtain protection for certain inventions disclosed in the publication is not lost through publication.
XVI) Patent of invention, utility model, industrial design or any other form of intellectual property deriving from the execution of the project should be filed in the sole name of the home institution of the principal investigator (PI), if FAPESP decides not to be co-owner of the intellectual property. The Parties agree they will execute such additional documentation as may be reasonably requested to evidence these rights. Since the research proposal, object of this Agreement, is co-funded by AGILENT INC. and FAPESP, the Hosting Institution at which the PI is affiliated hereby:
§1st: Grants AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES and FAPESP a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to make, have made, sell, have sold, import, copy, display, translate, publicly perform, create derivative works of, broadcast, transmit, rent, lease and lend any intellectual property arising from the funded research project including, as to AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES, the right to sublicense any or all of the foregoing rights within AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES’s sales and distribution channels for its products and services and as to FAPESP, the right to sublicense any or all of the foregoing rights within State of São Paulo owned organizations and institutes.
§2nd: Grants AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES, according to Law 10.973/04, § 2nd of article 9, the right of first refusal to obtain an exclusive license to any intellectual property arising from the funded research projects. AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES will have sixty (60) days from the date it receives an Invention disclosure (as described in Section XV) to invoke its option to negotiate an exclusive license to AWARDEE/Hosting Institution’s rights in the Invention. If AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES notify AWARDEE/Hosting Institution that they wish to enter into an exclusive license, the parties will have six (6) months from date of that notice to in good faith negotiate the exclusive license during which time AWARDEE/Hosting Institution will not discuss intellectual property or licensing issues regarding the Invention with any third parties. Hosting Institution may retain a personal, nontransferable right to practice the exclusively licensed Invention for noncommercial academic research and teaching purposes.
§3rd: Grants AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES the right to file any intellectual property arising from the funded research projects for protection if the relevant projects Hosting Institutions decide not to do so.
§4th: In any case, FAPESP will take part in the profits, royalties or any other kind of benefits accrued to the hosting institution through the exploration of the intellectual property resulted from the research projects. This will be established through a separate agreement between FAPESP and the Hosting Institution and does not affect or impede any rights granted to AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES as described herein.
XVII) If the research project covered by this Agreement leads to further AWARDEE/Hosting Institution and AGILENT INC. research cooperation in the form of joint research projects involving researchers from Hosting Institution and AGILENT INC., Hosting Institution, and AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES will jointly own any works or inventions jointly created, conceived or reduced to practice and each will have the rights of a copyright or patent owner with no duty to account to, pay royalties or obtain consent from the other. AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES will also have the right of first refusal set forth in Section XVI, §2nd, above, with regard to Hosting Institution’s rights in such joint works and inventions.
XVIII) The AWARDEE/Hosting Institution should take the necessary steps to protect the intellectual property according to the norms of the institution and the terms of the agreement entered by the institution, accompanying the technical and legal measures and other provisioning adopted by the institution that are requested by the competent organizations and communicating FAPESP on the ongoing results of the measures on the scientific reports to be presented.
XIX) The disbursement schedule and the specification of the project milestones, which are an integral part of this grant award agreement, should necessarily specify the disbursements by FAPESP.
XX) By virtue of the grant that has been awarded to the AWARDEE, he/she agrees to emit, gratuitously, review reports in his area of knowledge when requested by FAPESP in a timely manner.
XXI) The AWARDEE/Hosting Institution declares his/her/its acceptance, without objections, this award as provided in this Agreement, and becomes responsible by the execution of the present Agreement in all its contents, clauses, and conditions, and that he/she/it agrees with any diligence that the GRANTING AGENCY decides to proceed with, in accordance with Item III of the 3rd article of the Brazilian federal law nr. 5.918 of October 18th, 1960.
XXII) Violation of any of the clauses and conditions set forth herein by the AWARDEE, AGILENT INC. and AGILENT AFFILIATES or the Hosting Institution will imply the termination of the agreement and retrieval of the material acquired within the scope of the project and refund of funds that remain unused.
XXIII) Funding for the research covered by this Agreement will be provided by FAPESP and by AGILENT INC., according to the Terms of the General FAPESP-AGILENT INC. Agreement.
a. For projects selected within the framework of the FAPESP-AGILENT INC. Cooperation, the matching funds provisioned by AGILENT INC. will be transferred to FAPESP that will take the charge to apportion the funds to the research projects.
b. AGILENT INC. has no obligation for any failure by FAPESP to properly allocate such funds to AWARDEE.
c. In the case AGILENT INC. does not provide the Research Funding agreed between the Parties in the competent legal instruments, this Agreement will be suspended indeterminately.
XXIV) The AWARDEE declares that he/she has plain capacity to execute the tasks of the project object of this Agreement and that he/she/it will put his/her/its maximum efforts to attain its objectives. The AWARDEE does also declare that he/she has notified the competent levels of his/her institution of the needs in infrastructure and institutional support necessary to a smooth execution of the project. In the case the AWARDEE abandons the project without being previously authorized by the GRANTING AGENCY, he/she becomes obliged to restitute fully and immediately to the GRANTING AGENCY the investment made by it to the project.
XXV) In performing a Research Project AWARDEE will not, unless otherwise authorized in writing by AGILENT INC., subject the results of the Research Project to the terms of an “Excluded License”. An “Excluded License” is any license that requires, as a condition of use, modification and/or distribution of software subject to the Excluded License that such software and/or other software combined and/or distributed with such software be (a) disclosed or distributed in source code form; (b) licensed for the purpose of making derivative works; or (c) redistributable at no charge.
XXVI) If AWARDEE wishes to use for, or incorporate in the results of, a Research Project any Hosting Institution owned materials or technologies (“Pre-Existing Materials”) that may be subject to Hosting Institution intellectual property rights, it is understood that AWARDEE has disclosed such dependencies at the time of the signing of this Agreement. If AWARDEE, after submission of the proposal, wishes to use Pre-Existing Materials in the Research Project then AWARDEE will obtain from Hosting Institution all rights necessary to permit AGILENT INC. to exercise its rights under this Agreement in the technology developed under a Research Project. If AWARDEE fails or neglects to disclose Hosting Institution Pre-Existing Materials used in the Research Project, Hosting Institution agrees that it will not assert its rights against AGILENT INC. or any AGILENT INC. licensees or sublicensees as to such Pre-Existing Materials.
XXVII) AWARDEE and Hosting Institution represent and warrant that he/she/it has not previously and will not grant any rights to third parties that are inconsistent with the rights granted to AGILENT INC. and to FAPESP under this Agreement.
XXVIII) The Hosting Institution declares its acceptance, without objections, to this award as provided in this Agreement, and becomes responsible for the execution of the present Agreement in all its contents, clauses, and conditions, and that it agrees to provide the AWARDEE with all the necessary infrastructure and technical services (laboratories, internet, library, database, administrative services etc) to the execution of this agreement.
XXIX) After signature by the Parties, this Grant Award Agreement will be effective from the date specified as the initial date of the project.
XXX) The instructions contained in the annexes to this agreement are considered an integral part of it for all legal purposes.
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