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Standard Forms and Model Agreements

For Potential Collaborators and Licensees

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Microsoft Word [ttb.nci.nih.gov]
An agreement used when the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry collaborate to further develop a technology for commercialization. A model agreement developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is provided.

Letter of Intent (LOI) for CRADA [ttb.nci.nih.gov]
A letter of intent (LOI) may be signed before final approval of a CRADA, allowing the research to proceed pending final negotiation and review. A model agreement developed by the NCI is provided.

Materials-Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (Materials CRADA) [ttb.nci.nih.gov]
A simpler form of CRADA, limited in time to one year. A Materials CRADA does not allow funding for support of research personnel, but does provide for the transfer of intellectual property rights to the collaborator. A model agreement developed by the NCI is provided.

Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) [ttb.nci.nih.gov]
An agreement used for the exchange of confidential research information. Several different model versions of CDA's developed by the NCI are provided. For other versions, see: Standard Forms and Model Agreements [ttb.nci.nih.gov]

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Last Reviewed: March 3, 2011