OFFICE OF THE LEGAL ADVISER

OFFICE OF THE LEGAL ADVISER

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for MOU/MOA/Contract

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for MOU/MOA/Contract



DEALING WITH MOU(S), MOA(S), and CONTRACT(S): GET IT RIGHT 

Have you come across any MOUs, MOAs or Contracts?  As an academic or administrator, do you know how to deal with these legal instruments?

There are some processes which you may want to observe in dealing with MOUs, MOAs and Contracts.


What is MOU?

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a legal instrument entered into between two or more parties for the purpose of collaboration. It does not enforceable by law. 
  • MOU has no MYRA points (for project under the Research Management Centre)
  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is a legal instrument entered into between two or more parties for the purpose of collaboration, intended to be legally binding and enforceable by law. 
  • MOA has MYRA points (for project under the Research Management Centre)

*MYRA – Malaysia Research Assessment

 

What is MOA? 

  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is a legal instrument entered into between two or more parties for the purpose of collaboration, intended to be legally binding and enforceable by law. 
  • MOA has MYRA points (for project under the Research Management Centre)

*MYRA- Malaysia Research Assessment 

 

What is Contract?

A contract is a written agreement entered into between two or more parties, intended to be legally binding and enforceable by law.


Attachments:

1. Guidelines on MOU/MOA/Contract

2. MOU Template

3. MOA Template