Overview for CDC Researchers

Lab Researchers

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) strives to support CDC investigators by facilitating collaborations that ensure that public health needs are met. Knowing that public health research is a global activity, CDC researchers often find a need to interface with many other groups, be it a company, academic lab, or even a multi-party relationship. By leveraging the ideas and expertise of others, we thus fulfill our public health mission through these relationships. Below, we present just a few general examples of the types of relationships that we can assist with:

  • Exchanges of proprietary materials, software, or other tangible substances
  • Exchanges of sensitive/non-published information
  • Mutual party exchanges of both non-published information and materials
  • Relationships with consortia
  • Robust collaborations such as Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and Research Collaboration Agreements (RCAs)
  • Trademark registration
  • Licensing of materials to companies (patent-protected or otherwise)