How to Work With Us
Army Research Laboratory offers numerous collaboration mechanisms to support partnership among government, industry, and academic institutions. R2C2 partners typically enter into a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA), which allows access to facilities and personnel.
ARL has streamlined this process. R2C2 partners should expect a 6- 8-week approval time consisting of the following:
- Data Gathering
Virtual introductory meeting to discuss partner’s research interest and activities and determine how R2C2 facilities can support
- Mission Alignment
Consultation with ARL researchers to determine how the potential partnership aligns with ARL mission areas and who may be an appropriate internal sponsor
ARL and the potential partner negotiate research questions to pursue any joint deliverables, and determine whether there is a cost associated with the project
Based on the scope of the project, ARL will begin developing a formal partnering agreement with the guidance of the Technology Transfer Office. This may be a CRADA or other collaboration mechanisms. As part of this agreement, research findings and intellectual property will be negotiated.
- Work Begins
Once the partnering agreement is signed, R2C2 will arrange for the partner to access facilities so work can commence.