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How You Can Partner with NIH

NIH has a variety of agreements that allow companies, universities, and government agencies to leverage our unique and wide-ranging resources.
  • Your specific goals will determine the most appropriate agreement, whether a transactional agreement, a co-development agreement, or a research-use or commercialization license
  • Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) allows you to discuss confidential or proprietary information with NIH employees, it limits the public release of the exchanged information, and either one-way or two-way agreements are possible.
  • If you are with a for-profit company:
  • If you are with a non-profit or university,Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) will be required for exchanging research materials with an NIH scientist in order to memorialize the transfer. This is critical if the materials are human-derived. 

Deciding which type of agreement to use can be a challenge. Therefore, the TTC highly recommends that you discuss your interests with our Invention Development and Marketing Unit.

Friday, February 23, 2018