Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
A CRADA allows for joint research projects between NETL and either public or private entities. Small businesses are given preferential consideration for the agreements. Intellectual property ownership is defined and cost sharing is essential.
Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement (MOU or MOA)
MOU and MOA agreements state the scope of work for a specific project or state the terms of a partnering relationship.
Contributed Funds-In Agreement (CFA)
A CFA allows NETL researchers and subcontractors to perform sponsored research for a private entity.
Depending on the nature of the partnership, other agreement options are also available.