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The CORI K-Base

Regrettably, the CORI K-Base is currently unavailable due to technical issues. We are working to get them resolved and hope to have the collection available again in the future.

The most significant challenge for research on contracting is a lack of available contracts to study, particularly a large enough sample of contracts from which to test theories or draw generalizable conclusions. Developing a knowledge base of contracts, contracting resources, and information on organizational governance was one of the original missions for CORI. The center-piece of this knowledge base is a public library of contract documents, available electronically over the Internet using a full-text search a retrieval system. Non-public documents may be made available for academic research use by special arrangement. Please contact us for more information.

This collection is made available for educational and academic use. Researchers that use contracts from the collection should acknowledge CORI in their papers. A notice of publication or copy of papers using contracts from the collection would be appreciated.

Continuing to the Search Page constitutes acceptance of these use conditions.


Search the Digital Contracts Library

CORI's K-Base library contains over 690,000 contracts. Most of the contracts in the collection are executed agreements made available in public disclosure filings or in filings with a regulatory agency. Currently, the collection is primarily drawn from filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) EDGAR Database. The required disclosure filings made by publicly traded companies frequently contain contracts that are of material interest to investors. CORI has downloaded, extracted, and categorized these contract filings to make them more directly available.

The collection of contracts is dated at this point and we are not currently updating with new material. We are exploring opportunities both to expand the collection and to modernize the interface to be more efficient and user-friendly, as resources become available.

In addition to the primary collection, special collections that were previously available only in hardcopy are now available in the v1.1 CORI Digital Library Collection. These collections includes HMO-Physician agreements, sports stadium leases, container shipping contracts, and more, and is full-text searchable.



The information contained in this web site is provided as a service to the Internet community and does not constitute legal advice. We try to provide quality information, but we make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site. The information in this collection includes both standardized forms and negotiated terms to specific transactions that may or may not have been subjected to judicial review. As legal advice and contract design must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.

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