Collaborate with us in your own laboratory and on your own research

Collaboration1 CAST researchers regularly seek opportunities to learn about and collaborate on the fantastic things going on in both academic and industry labs. While we have a variety of mechanisms for funded efforts, many of our productive collaborations have grown from initial mutual investment in and focus on common problem spaces.

Some examples of this type of collaboration include:
  Co-advising student thesis and dissertation research
  Regular in-person and virtual meetings
  Sabbatical leave and visiting scholar arrangements
  Cooperative data collection and analysis
  Co-development and execution of workshops

Formalizing these types of collaborations can be achieved through Educational Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). These and other collaborative mechanisms have become invaluable as key parts of our ongoing Open Campus initiative. Beyond engagements with individual researchers, CCDC ARL has historically also supported external organizations that are well-positioned to address critical Army needs. Many institutions have taken advantage of opportunities to create University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURIs), and, most recently, become homes for CCDC ARL Extended sites. The existence of ARL support in these locations may also provide avenues for developing new or enhancing existing collaborations at your own institution. Head over to the Our Team page if you want to explore the CAST members and learn about their current research focus.