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Access model agreements

You can access nationally approved, standard research agreements for non-commercial and commercial research below.

These help ease study setup, reducing the time taken to negotiate terms and conditions with sponsors. Specific guidance should be followed by sponsors, researchers and sites and this is provided with the templates.

For more information contact the Health and Care Research Wales Support and Delivery Centre contracts team at research-contracts@wales.nhs.uk


Various model agreements are applicable depending on who is involved in the research:

Primary care model agreements 

Primary Care Model Clinical Trial Agreement Wales 2013 – This is intended for use for formalising a bipartite relationship between the Industry Sponsor and Primary Care where the Clinical Trial is being conducted.

Commercial model agreements

Clinical Research Organisation Model Clinical Trial Agreement 2018 (CRO mCTA 2018) – This is intended for use for formalising a tripartite relationship between the Industry Sponsor, the CRO managing the Clinical Trial and the NHS Organisation where the Clinical Trial is being conducted.

Model Clinical Research Organisation Model Clinical Investigation Agreement Wales 2014 (CRO mCIA Wales 2014) – This is intended for use for formalising a tripartite relationship between the medical device Industry Sponsor, the CRO managing the Clinical Trial and the Welsh NHS Organisation where research involving a medical device is being conducted.

Model Clinical Trial Agreement 2018 (mCTA 2018) – This is intended for use for formalising a bipartite relationship between the Industry Sponsor and the NHS Organisation where the Clinical Trial is being conducted.

Model Clinical Investigation Agreement Wales 2014 (mCIA Wales 2014) – This is intended for use for formalising a bipartite relationship between the Industry Sponsor and the Welsh NHS Organisation where research involving a medical device is being conducted.

Primary Care Model Clinical Trial Agreement Wales 2013 – This is intended for use for formalising a bipartite relationship between the Industry Sponsor and Primary Care where the Clinical Trial is being conducted.

Non-commercial model agreements

UK-wide model Non-Commercial Agreement (mNCA) 2018 – The model Non-Commercial Agreement (mNCA) template is structured to meet the requirements of non-commercial sponsors and the NHS (or other) bodies undertaking the research. 

CRO model agreements

Clinical Research Organisation Model Clinical Trial Agreement 2018 (CRO mCTA 2018) – This is intended for use for formalising a tripartite relationship between the Industry Sponsor, the CRO managing the Clinical Trial and the NHS Organisation where the Clinical Trial is being conducted.

Model Clinical Research Organisation Model Clinical Investigation Agreement Wales 2014 (CRO mCIA Wales 2014) – This is intended for use for formalising a tripartite relationship between the medical device Industry Sponsor, the CRO managing the Clinical Trial and the Welsh NHS Organisation where research involving a medical device is being conducted.

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