Partnership Development

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is a shared national resource and a collaborative enterprise. We engage with a wide-range of research collaborators and partners—from international research institutes to start-up companies—to solve urgent problems in biomedical research. By working together, we accelerate progress against cancer and AIDS.

The Partnership Development Office (PDO) establishes the partnerships and collaborations among Frederick National Laboratory scientists and external researchers in government, academia, industry, and the nonprofit research sector, as well as neighbors in our community. 

The PDO offers a range of contractual agreement options to fit a variety of partners and projects. The appropriate collaborative mechanism is considered based on the scope and objectives of the partnership. Our three major agreement types are as follows: 

  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) facilitate the exchange of materials for research or testing between the Frederick National Laboratory and a partner. 
  • Collaboration Agreements enable intellectual and material contributions and unfunded collaborative work between the Frederick National Laboratory and one or more partners. 
  • Contractor Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (cCRADAs) enable the Frederick National Laboratory to collaborate with one or more partners on jointly conducted research and accept cost-recovery funding from partners. Intellectual property and other research outcomes are shared among the partners. 

The Frederick National Laboratory also offers a range of unique laboratory services through our Technical Services Program. These services are readily available on a reimbursable basis via a Technical Service Agreement.

Getting Started

If you have identified a potential area for collaborative research, please contact the Partnership Development Office:

Vladimir M. Popov, Ph.D.

Director, Partnership Development Office

(301) 846-5739

We look forward to partnering with you to advance your biomedical research!