Consortium Agreement

The Consortium Agreement (CA) is a legally binding settlement used by the parties of the HERA JRP Collaborative Research Projects. The parties in each CRP have to agree on the terms and conditions that best suit their interests and submit a signed CA as part of the contractual requirements of the Programme. The CA content is the sole responsibility of the HERA JRP CRPs.

Nonetheless, the HERA JRP Handling Agency does provide an example of a (non-binding) contractual framework aiming at assisting applicants to identify as early as possible issues that may arise during the project and that should be governed by a CA. This example of a CA is based on the DESCA 3.0 model* ( and the previous experience of the CRPs under the HERA JRP-I. Other CA models may be used if they serve the specific needs of the parties better.