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Model Agreements

Template Research Collaboration Agreements

The TTO handles a variety of research contracts and each agreement will be tailored to the specific project. The following section describes the types of agreements our office reviews and provides model templates. If you have any questions, please contact the TTO at

Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs)

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA)

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)

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Template License Agreements

Licensing agreements are handled by the CDC Team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH NIAID). CDC TTO provides below a list of the types of license agreements utilized. If you have any specific inquiries about licensing, those questions can be directed to CDC TTO at

License Application

If a company wants to license and develop a CDC invention, a NIH License Application must be submitted. Please contact CDC TTO at for assistance.

Non-Exclusive Patent License Agreement

Non-Exclusive Patent License Agreement for Internal Research Use

Exclusive Patent License Agreement

Biological Material License Agreement – Internal Research & Development

Biological Material License Agreement – Commercial Development

License Agreement Amendment

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  • Page last reviewed: October 11, 2017
  • Page last updated: October 14, 2016
  • Content source:
    • Office of the Associate Director for Science