Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

Natick Contracting Division – Ology Bioservices, COVID-19 Procurement Agreement

  • Information & materials sharing | Dissemination of Results

13. Scientific Publications and Press Releases

A. The Parties shall jointly agree on a publication plan for the data derived from studies executed under this Agreement (such data to be considered New Data). This publication plan will identify key New Data to be disclosed or presented and the target date for finalizing any related scientific abstract or manuscript. As part of its Monthly Progress Reports, the Awardee will share the publication plan with the Government. 

B. The Parties will jointly develop each abstract or manuscript and agree on the authorship and the content of the final draft to be submitted; provided that authorship for each abstract and manuscript will be determined based on whether a particular individual made a significant contribution to the conceptualization, design, execution, or interpretation of a research study, as authorship is defined in the fifth edition of the Guidelines and Policies for the Conduct of Research in the Intramural Research Program at NIH, available at: lines-conduct_research.pdf. 

C. Prior to submission for publication, the Parties shall provide drafts of proposed publications to the authors of such publications for review and comment, and shall provide copies to non-authors for viewing purposes. Review periods are ten (10) business days for abstracts, or less than ten (10) business days if agreed by Project Managers and in order to meet publication submission deadlines. Review periods are twenty (20) calendar days for manuscripts. Contributing parties shall be appropriately accredited in any publication. 

D. The Parties will jointly agree on whether to issue one or more press releases related to the resulting New Data. If all Parties agree that one or both Parties will issue a press release, each Party will also have the right to review and agree on the content in advance of its publication. Other parties, if any, contributing to the studies, will have review rights and will be appropriately accredited in the press release. For data generated in studies executed by Awardee outside the scope of this Agreement, the Awardee, at its sole discretion, may issue a press release related to such data.