CRADA provides non-federal institutions with a flexible opportunity to access the unique technologies, facilities and know-how available on a collaborative basis at BNL. Research under a CRADA can be conducted at the NFP, the non-federal participants` laboratory, or both institutions, and the work is generally supported by the contributions of all CRADA participants. BNL contributions to CRADA may take the form of personnel, facilities, equipment and other resources, but BNL may not provide funds to the other participant. Non-federal contributions may take the form of resources, personnel, facilities, equipment and other resources. CRADA Proliferation Prevention Initiatives (PPIs) enhance U.S. national security by inviting former Soviet weapons researchers, engineers, and technicians into research focused on peaceful commercial activities. Upendra S. Rohatgi, head of the Global Initiatives Program for Proliferation and Technology Centers, assists in the creation and mediation of cooperative research projects involving former Soviet weapons researchers and U.S. industry. An IPP project typically involves the identification of non-military commercial applications for the soviet institute`s old technologies. These unique partnerships offer new resources and markets for U.S.
companies, while creating important ties with the private sector for former Soviet weapons scientists and engineers. A modular doE CRADA has been implemented to expedite the DOE authorization process and provides BNL and non-federal participants with flexibility in negotiating rights to inventions and other intellectual property rights. All CRADA are subject to DOE authorization. While the Ministry of Energy is the main sponsor of research at BNL, there are many ways for industries to collaborate with BNL`s scientific talent to accelerate innovation in their commercial field. If you would like to learn more about the sponsored research program, please contact Ivar Strand at 631-344-7549. CRADA Document Template: Standard Funds-In CRADA Agreement (PDF). . . .