On the other hand, sponsors and CROs are obliged to inform the IRB/EC directly of any non-compliance that may affect the safety and well-being of the subjects. When a signed CTA is agreed, sponsors are entitled to data collected prior to the termination of the contract and sites are compensated for testing activities carried out by research staff. 20 Thank you for listening. I hope that this Power Point presentation has accurately described the challenges that each agreement faces, while illustrating the negotiation process. We are all on the same team, and the more we can understand each other`s roles and functions, the better it will be our turn. 5 Why is it important to have a CTA? Attribution of risks Liability Money Obligations Protection of rights (research, law, intellectual property) Research Integrity Now, to enter into the “meat and potatoes” of the conclusion of the contract. . . .