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The EUROPRACTICE End User Agreements (EUAs) are mandatory for most packages within EUROPRACTICE. They are legal documents between the end user Institutions and the vendor. The Microelectronics Support Centre is responsible for organising the signature of these Agreements. EUAs must be completed by a responsible member of the Institute e.g. Head of Department or nominated EUROPRACTICE representative, provided that these persons are empowered by the Intitute to sign such legal documents. This person must ensure that the software is only run in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

For completely new orders, where no previous licenses from a particular vendor exist, TWO signed copies of the EUAs are required with original signatures in ink, on each. Faxed, photocopied or scanned versions are not acceptable. End users must complete both the front and back page of each EUA. If the Institute has an official stamp, then this should be included below the signature block.

When sending these documents to the Microelectronics Support Centre, we strongly recommend the use of a courier service to assist with tracking.

It is IMPERATIVE that paper originals (ie containing original signatures in ink) of the EUAs are sent as faxed, photocopied or scanned versions are not acceptable. For new orders, the original paper agreements with original signatures in ink EUAs MUST be received by the 25th day of the month deadline, along with all other order documentation. The Microelectronics Support Centre will forward End User Agreements to the vendor for countersignature.

How to Complete

The EUAs are legal documents and must be completed with original signatures. Faxed, photocopied or scanned versions are not acceptable. TWO signed copies of the EUAs are required with original signatures in ink, on each are required. End Users must complete both the front and back page of each agreement in ink.

Front Page.

Effective Date. The current date.

Institution Name. This is the full name of your institution. If your institution is commonly known by an abbreviation state this in addition to the full name.

Address. Full postal address.

Responsible Person. A point of contact (should the vendor need to contact you), this should be a responsible person who also knows about your institutions involvement with EUROPRACTICE. It may be an actual person, or a job position for example Head of Department of Electrical Engineering. The person must be empowered by your Institution to sign such legal documents. This person must also ensure that the software is only run in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

Telephone / Fax. Points of contact (should the vendor need to contact you directly).

EUROPRACTICE Subscription Number. This is provided by the EUROPRACTICE Software Service upon applying for membership.

Back Page.
Signature etc. The back page requires a responsible person's signature (i.e. one empowered by the Institute to sign such legal documents), name, title and date. Original signature in ink please. If the Institute has an official stamp then please also include this below thesignature block.

Where to Send Completed Agreements

Return the End User Agreements along with any other related (order) paperwork for each Vendor to:

EUROPRACTICE Software Service
Microelectronics Support Centre
Science & Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Oxford
DIDCOT
Oxfordshire   OX11 0QX
United Kingdom

What Next

The Microelectronics Support Centre will forward the EUAs to the vendor for countersignature. Once countersigned by the appropriate vendor, RAL will return one original of each agreement to the Institute's EUROPRACTICE Representative.

Questions ?

All questions relating to these End User Agreements should be directed to the Microelectronics Support Centre at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Telephone: +44 (0)1235 44 5327
Fax: +44 (0)1235 44 5546
E-mail: MicroelectronicsCentre@stfc.ac.uk



STFC Home page The EUROPRACTICE Software Service is managed by the Microelectronics Support Centre, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK.
You can contact the Microelectronics Support Centre by email: MicroelectronicsCentre@stfc.ac.uk

Last modified: May 26, 2016