Information for Industry – Model Agreements and License Form

Template Research 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 Application Form and Agreements

Licensing agreements are handled by the CDC Team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO), henceforth known as the CDC Team at NIAID. CDC TTO provides links to the license application form and major license agreement types utilized below. If you have any specific inquiries about licensing, those questions can be directed to CDC TTO at

License Application Form

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

Commercial Evaluation License Agreement

Non-Exclusive Patent License Agreement

Non-Exclusive Patent License Agreement for Internal Research Use

Exclusive Patent License Agreement

Biological Material License Agreement (BMLA) – Internal Research & Development

Biological Material License Agreement (BMLA) – Commercial Development

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