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6. What are the procedures around the signing of a contract?

An original copy of the contract must be submitted to the Research Department at Central University Administration. Upon request an additional original copy may be issued to the scientific project management for the purpose of documentation. Please note that original copies must be signed by each individual contract party.

With a mutual agreement an exchange of signed contracts in scanned form may suffice especially in international legal cases. Team Legal Counsel in Research and Transfer (VI B) must be consulted before the signing for examination whether or not this simplified electronical procedure is admissible.

Within FU Berlin the scientific project manager in charge signs the contract copies first and forwards them to the Research Department (VI) which in turn takes care of the rest of the procedure for the legal validity.

The scientific project manager receives all the signed contract copies after they have been signed by Central University Administration and may forward them to the project partner. The Research Department (VI) may keep one copy for its own documentation if all the necessary contract copies have been completely signed by the FU Berlin.