Contract Policies

overview-contract-policies HHS protects you and your patients with the following:

  • Legally-binding agreements
    • Confidentiality Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Site Agreements, Amendments, Grant Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, Data Sharing Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements
  • Internal Policies
    • The Research Contracts Team ensures our internal policies on research, publication, intellectual property, insurance, etc. are followed.
  • CAHO – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario
    • We base our clinical trial agreements on the CAHO Statement of Principles. In fact, we were on the CAHO Steering Committee that developed these principles.

CAHO Harmonization of Clinical Study Agreements Initiative

In an effort to reduce timelines and promote transparency in contract negotiation, HHS has adopted the document developed through an initiative of Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) and entitled “Statement of Principles to be Considered when Negotiating a Clinical Studies Agreement” which can be accessed on the CAHO website, or is available for download here. HHS encourages companies to review and incorporate these principles into its clinical study agreement templates prior to entering into negotiations with us. If any of the items in the principles document are issues of concern, please do not hesitate to contact the Research Contracts Team to discuss them.