A data sharing agreement is an agreement between a party that has useful data (the broadcaster) and a party that seeks data for research on (the recipient) in which the disclosure provider agrees to share its data with the recipient. These could be two universities that would agree to exchange data to collaborate in the field of research, could include one or more private companies active in research or development, and could even include a government agency that works with a private organization. The data controller is the federal data authority. In the absence of strong intellectual property rights that protect data and databases in the United States, data-sharing agreements work best when they are part of a broader agreement between research partners. An individual agreement on data sharing should not replace the larger agreement between the partners, but complement and support a particular aspect of the broader agreement. A detailed overview of the role of a data sharing agreement within a large company between research partners is available at Data Sharing: Creating Agreements, Paige Backlund Jarquín MPH, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute & Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center. A draft data sharing agreement is available to you as the basis for your agreements. You can tailor certain parts of the agreement to suit your circumstances. This is a general template that you can also use for all data sharing agreements, not just for agreements you enter into as part of the data schema.
Data exchange agreements involve intellectual property rights, but very thin rights. Databases are protected by copyright, but they have very thin or weak copyright protection in the United States, but enjoy more robust protection elsewhere. For more information, see the intellectual property clause. . If you have any comments on this project, please contact us via our contact form. . A draft submission of a data sharing agreement is available for download. Note that this template is intended for general use and is not bound by upcoming legislation on data availability and transparency.