A quality agreement is established primarily by quality control or quality assurance representatives of each of the parties and it is not always possible to seek legal advice. However, there are a number of legal issues that need to be considered when drafting or revising a quality agreement. This type of university-approved agreement is made available to researchers when cooperation with companies or other sponsors involves the exchange or disclosure of proprietary information. This agreement ensures that protected information is clearly defined, properly protected and can be removed from the research results so that the results can be published freely. “The minister wanted staff and students to have a say in the quality agreements and the board insisted on giving us that role,” says Luc van Deurse, a European public health student who, like the other students on the university council, collaborated on the plan. “Considering that we only received six topics and had to redefine a concrete plan from the bottom up, I would say we succeeded.” The plan will be implemented in phases between 2019 and 2024 and will be divided into sub-projects. The UM community is regularly informed of the progress of these projects. The progress of the quality agreements will be evaluated by the NVAO in 2022 and the results will be definitively evaluated in 2024. An ILO is an agreement between U-M and another institution that holds a Federal Security Assurance (FWA) with the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) of the U.S.

Department of Health (HHS). Any institution (e.g.B. university, medical centers, NGOs, community organization, survey organization) that receives funding from HHS must have an FWA. This type of contract is used to create the IRB-of-Record (whether it is U-M or the other institution). The ILO is signed by the institutional officials of each institution. The University of Malta strives to attract quality students from countries outside the European Union/EEA for whom the Master`s degree may be out of its financial reach through the university`s research and doctoral programmes. Tuition fee exemptions of up to 100 percent are granted to deserving students.. .

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