Doing Business with the National Labs
The guide, Doing Business with the National Labs, was designed to help potential users and collaborators understand how they can take advantage of the expertise and unique facilities offered by the laboratories. The guide discusses the elements of collaborations, clarifies intellectual property issues, and answers frequently asked questions. A step-by-step process for developing several specific types of collaboration is outlined. Electronic sources of more detailed information are provided along with points-of-contact for each national laboratory of DOE facility.
You can access the entire guide or just the Executive Summary at the bottom of this page. We hope you find Doing Business with the National Labs useful. Please take a moment to email your comments or suggestions regarding the document to DoingBusiness@nrel.gov.
- Doing Business with the National Labs
A Team Effort—Action Steps for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
An outline of the steps that DOE laboratories and industry partners fulfill when undertaking projects together.
A Team Effort—Action Steps for a Work for Others (WFO) Agreement
An outline of the steps to follow when laboratories undertake work for industry sponsors.