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Model Agreements and Definitions

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Confidentiality Agreements

A confidentiality agreement is used to ensure that a party receiving proprietary information (for example, unpublished data or know-how) will keep the information confidential for a certain period of time.

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

An MTA is used to formalize the transfer of materials between a provider and recipient, generally for non-commercial research purposes.

Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA)

An RCA is used when the parties are interested in collaborating on a joint project, as embodied in a research plan, and in transferring materials or confidential data (or both) between the parties as described in an attached research plan.

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)

A CRADA is used for research with a collaborator, giving the collaborator an option to license rights to discoveries that CDC scientists make under the CRADA’s research plan.

A Materials CRADA is used for research with a collaborator, giving the collaborator an option to license rights to discoveries that CDC scientists make under the CRADA’s research plan.

License Agreements

Biological Material License Agreement - Internal Research & Development - Licensee wishes to obtain a worldwide, non-exclusive license to make, have made, use, but not to sell “patentable” materials, in a particular field of use, in its commercial research or product development and marketing activities.

Biological Material License Agreement - Commercial Development - Licensee wishes to obtain a worldwide, non-exclusive license to make, have made, use and sell“patentable” materials, in a particular field of use, in its commercial research or product development and marketing activities. 

 
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