Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is intended for relationships where JBEI and the corporate collaborator work together on a common research objective.  This type of collaboration often involves corporate funding for specified work at JBEI, a visiting scientist who works on-site with JBEI researchers, and/or parallel research efforts at each partner’s facilities.

CRADAs typically reflect a more strategic research focus, with expectations that new intellectual property will be developed.

Under the CRADA, sponsors are offered a six-month, no-fee option to an exclusive or non-exclusive commercial license (sponsor’s choice) to JBEI intellectual property developed under the CRADA in a pre-negotiated field of use.

In many cases the option can be extended, by request, for a reasonable fee. The company and JBEI have 30 days to review planned publications to ensure that any intellectual property is covered by a patent application and to remove any company proprietary information. Publication is not otherwise restricted.

For information on other ways to partner with JBEI go here.