Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)


A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) establishes a cooperative relationship between a federal laboratory and its collaborator(s) for the purpose of advancing research and development and generating new intellectual property (IP).

CRADA projects include access to personnel, facilities, services, equipment, intellectual property, data or other resources as part of collaborative research and development between federal and non-federal partners to develop and commercialize technologies. Under a CRADA, federal laboratories can receive funds from their collaborator(s), but the laboratory cannot provide any funds to its collaboration partner(s).

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