The ELIXIR Collaboration Agreement is the legal document that ties together the ELIXIR Hub with the national Node. It enables the Hub to commission services from ELIXIR Nodes and forms the legal basis of Commissioned Services. The Collaboration Agreement describes the role of the Node and the oversight of the Node services. There are currently two templates for the Collaboration Agreement in use. The original Collaboration Agreement template was approved by the ELIXIR Board in 2014, while the revised Collaboration Agreement template was approved by the ELIXIR Board in 2018.
The Collaboration Agreement includes four Annexes:
|Annex 1||Service Delivery Plan||Defines ELIXIR Services provided by the Node. These are called Node-Funded Services.|
|Annex 2||Commissioned Services Contract||Outlines the Commissioned Services project carried out by the Node, funded through the ELIXIR Budget, and the Node’s responsibilities in the project.|
|Annex 3||Hub Collaboration Plan||Outlines services that the Hub provides to the Node.|
|Annex 4||Warranties of the Lead Institute||Describes the legal agreement that is in place between the institutes constituting a Node.|