Research and analysis

The Lambert toolkit 8 years on

The impacts arising from the development and introduction of the Lambert model agreements and toolkit.


Collaborative research between business and universities: the Lambert toolkit 8 years on

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The Lambert toolkit is a set of decision tools and standard agreements designed to improve the process of negotiating collaboration agreements between research establishments and business, which has been in place since 2005. The aim was to produce a compromise approach that was fair and balanced, without favouring either industry or university interests, to:

  • facilitate negotiations between potential collaborators
  • reduce the time and effort required to secure agreement
  • provide examples of best practice

This report examines whether the toolkit has achieved these aims, based on evidence from a wide spectrum of public and private organisations collected through an online survey (256 responses), supplemented by in-depth interviews (48 organisations).

Authors: Elaine Eggington, Rupert Osborn and Claude Kaplan of IP Pragmatics Limited.

Published 8 May 2013