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Cooperative Research and Development
Agreements (CRADA)

Sample CRADA Document: Standard Funds-In CRADA Agreement (PDF)

BNL is actively seeking opportunities to participate in cooperative research and development programs with industry, university, and/or state and local government participants. Such cooperative research programs are formalized by a CRADA between the participants. Research work under a CRADA may be performed at BNL, at the laboratory of the non-federal participants(s), or at both institutions, and work is usually supported by contributions from all participants in the CRADA. BNL contributions to the CRADA can take the form of personnel, facilities, equipment, and other resources, but BNL can not provide funds to the other participant(s). Non-federal participant(s) contributions can take the form of funds, personnel, facilities, equipment, and other resources. Funds to support BNL's participation can come in part or in whole from the non-federal participant, although usually part of BNL funding comes from federal funds.

A DOE Modular CRADA has been established to expedite the DOE approval process and this Modular CRADA provides BNL and the non-federal participant flexibility to negotiate rights to inventions and other intellectual property. CRADAs are being enthusiastically supported by DOE as a means for U.S. industry to benefit from the vast scientific and technological wealth of the DOE national laboratories.

Revised 11/5/03


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Last Modified: October 2, 2009
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