A delegation is the temporary transfer of a researcher from one institution to another. It is intended for scientific research or training as part of the CoSP project. However, this standard rule is not always consistent with the internal policy of a third-party institution. Indeed, it is not uncommon for partner organizations to require that they be granted ownership of the results of the detachment, as this requires their IP policy. That is why, and to avoid deadlock, your institution should take a flexible approach. Since your partner may not be informed of your own obligations under the grant agreement, you should clarify this point in advance and outline your rights and obligations regarding ownership, access, protection, use and dissemination. This allows your partner to understand the framework in which you can negotiate, as well as the rules and restrictions you must follow on your side. Remember, then, that the De Grant agreement allows you to concede or transfer project results to third parties under certain conditions. This means that, if these conditions are met, you can accept the granting of licenses or transfer of project results developed by your colleague during the secondment. The terms of such an agreement vary depending on the interest of both parties, but this allows you to agree on another ownership regime that will benefit you and your partner. This means that even the results generated by your colleague during the secondment would belong to your institution under the standard rules in the grant agreement.

In other words, your partner organization is not automatically entitled to IPRs on the results developed during the posting, because it is not a beneficiary in the project, but a simple third party that does not employ the researcher in the action, but only offers additional training and hosts it during the secondment. At MSCA, the rules for participation in project results are the same as for other Horizon 2020 actions: the results of the project are the property of the beneficiary who generates them. CoSP does not offer mobility grants for incoming detachments. For secondments, the CoSP offers researchers from European Union recipient organisations mobility grants that will be seconded to partner institutions abroad. The value of the mobility aid ranges from 2,100 to 3,200 euros per month of secondment. In addition, each seconded researcher can receive 500 euros for the additional travel expenses. In exceptional cases, this additional travel expenses can be increased up to EUR 700. The grant is used to finance travel expenses, sub-currency and accommodation during the secondment.