Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
In the United States, a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA or CRDA) is an agreement between a government agency and a private company or university to work together on research and development.
Designated under the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-502) (which amended the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-480) ), a CRADA is intended to speed the commercialization of technology, optimize resources, and protect the private company involved. A CRADA allows both parties to keep research results confidential for up to five years under the Freedom of Information Act. The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is responsible for preserving the scientific and technical information generated through a CRADA and making this information readily available to the scientific community as well as the public.
- U.S. Geological Survey website
- "Cooperative Research and Development Agreements at the Department of Energy's Office of Science Laboratories, IG-0826 | Department of Energy". Energy.gov. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "What is a CRADA", US Department of the Interior website.