In many cases, it is necessary to make a so-called research and development (R&D) contract with a third-party sponsor or a cooperation agreement. The contract partner in these cases is usually the university. The project leader himself/herself is not authorized to sign for the university. Faculties, institutes, scientific centers, workgroups, etc. are also not able to be contract partners. Absolutely all R&D contracts will be reviewed by the president via Department B (Legal) prior to signing. Therefore please send your contract rough drafts as soon as possible to Department B for review.
Department B has developed an appropriate sample contract for this. After receiving the sample, please check to see how much of it can be used for your own contract. If the university is to be a contract partner, it must be listed thus:
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Represented by the President
The project leaders and the field of research must also be noted in the contract. Please sort out any desired modifications to the contract with the employees of Department B.