Principal purpose is to transfer a thing of value to the recipient to stimulate or carry out a public purpose and substantial involvement is anticipated between the agency and the recipient.
A formal agreement available for cooperative research authorized by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986. Two aspects of a CRADA make it unique. First, it gives the cooperator the right to negotiate an exclusive license in at least one field of use to any ARS solely owned invention(s) or jointly-owned invention(s) conceived or reduced to practice under the scope of work of the CRADA. Second, it permits ARS, at its option, to keep information developed under the CRADA confidential for up to five (5) years if such information would have been proprietary had it been generated solely by the cooperator.
ARS is required to keep confidential, indefinitely, any proprietary information given to ARS directly by the Cooperator, unless the information becomes publicly available from a source other than ARS. CRADAs are appropriate vehicles for: a) Transfer and/or further development of ARS technology, b) Research combining ARS' and a Cooperator's intellectual property or technology, and c) Discovery and development of new and/or improved products and or services.
Principal purpose is to transfer a thing of value (money, property, services, etc.) to the recipient to stimulate or carry out a public purpose with no substantial involvement anticipated between the agency and the recipient.
ARS can enter into a reimbursable agreement with another agency of the U. S. Department of Agriculture or an agency of another Department of the Federal government to provide services, supplies, and equipment requested by the ordering/requisitioning agency. The legal authority for entering into this type of agreement is normally 31 USC 1535, as amended by Public Law 97-332. This statute is commonly referred to as 'The Economy Act'. When the ordering agency has broader authority, e.g. multi-year spending authority, it overrides the fund availability time limits in The Economy Act and becomes the operative authority for both parties.
An agreement between ARS and another party that sets out, in very broad, general terms, a plan for the parties to coordinate their efforts on projects of mutual interest.
Material Transfer Agreement - is used when a scientist has a need to transfer material to a non-ARS organization or receive material from a non-ARS organization. MTAs are used to maintain control over the material, and avoid public disclosure.
Material Transfer Research Agreement - is an Agreement that broadens the scope of the typical MTA Agreement. The MTRA allows for cooperative research as part of the Transfer of Materials. The MTRA also allows for ARS scientist to receive funds to support research conducted as part of the Material Transfer.
An agreement between ARS and another party(s) that describes in detail a jointly planned and executed project of mutual interest. All parties contribute resources and benefit independently in the outcome of the project.
Agreement between ARS and a Sponsoring Organization that involves cooperative research of mutual interest between both parties where the Sponsor pays when billed by ARS for costs incurred in performance of project. Awarded under the authority of 7 USC 450a.
Agreement between the Agency and State Cooperative Institutions or other colleges and universities, for the acquisition of goods or services, including personal services, to carry out agricultural research, extension, or teaching activities of mutual interest.
An agreement between the Agency and another party that describes in detail a jointly planned and executed research program or project of mutual interest between the parties where both parties contribute resources. Awarded under the authority of 7 USC 3318(b).
A special purpose agreement between ARS and another party that defines a mutually beneficial relationship relative to the use of land, labor, equipment, facilities, livestock, or other resources.
Agreement between ARS and a Sponsoring Organization that involves cooperative research of mutual interest between both parties where ARS is paid in advance of performance. Awarded under the authority of 7 USC 450a.
Last Updated: 12/09/2013