MITRE encourages its researchers to collaborate with academic institutions and federal laboratories. MITRE researchers have collaborated with a variety of universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts, Georgetown University, George Mason University, Medical University of South Carolina, and Washington State University. In addition, many research and development efforts under the MITRE Research Program involve MITRE researchers developing collaborative relationships with academia and federal laboratories to identify promising sources of science and technology, and connect them to our sponsors' problems.
The following agreements enable MITRE researchers to work with colleagues from government and academia, and share commercial and government-funded resources and technology to achieve common research goals:
Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA): CRADAs enable MITRE researchers to work with their colleagues from academia, and share commercial and government-funded resources and technology to achieve common research goals. The purpose of a CRADA is to make government-funded facilities and intellectual property available for collaboration and to further develop knowledge and technology into useful, supported, and available products. CRADAs enable academic institutions to leverage their own research resources, as well as MITRE's, to facilitate the development and commercialization of technologies and services.
Statements of Work (SOWs): SOWs are a detailed description of the services or tasks that a contractor is required to perform under a contract. They are usually incorporated into a contract as a reference or an attachment.
Memorandum of Understandings/Memorandum of Agreements (MOUs/MOAs): These written agreements serve as the contract used to define the scope of the work and the basic the principles under which the parties will work together to accomplish their goals such as specific tasks, roles, expectations, and required deliverables.
Task Orders: Task orders are supplementary contractual and obligating documents (e.g., supporting Project Work Statements) that may go into more specific details regarding mission, specific objectives, and deliverables.
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs): NDAs are legal contracts that outline the confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but are not disclosed outside of the agreed upon parties.
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