The OTT enables NIEHS intramural researchers to more effectively interact with their counterparts — in academia, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector— and establish collaborative relationships that will benefit human health. These partnerships aim to further develop existing technologies or create new technologies.
To this end, OTT negotiates a variety of agreements that allow potential partners to leverage our unique and wide-ranging resources. These agreements include Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Research Collaboration Agreements (RCAs), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), and License Agreements.
The OTT acts as the contact point within NIEHS for all new inventions made by intramural researchers and is charged with protecting the institute’s intellectual property interests. Our office advises on issues relating to copyrights, patents, and intellectual property.
Partners interested in obtaining NIEHS developed materials or establishing collaborations with NIEHS scientists should contact OTT for assistance. Please see Licensing Opportunities for available technologies.
Whether you are a NIH employee or a prospective partner seeking guidance for transferring materials or thinking of starting a collaborative research and/or development agreement, feel free to contact us to have a confidential discussion on how to proceed.
Sharon Soucek, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
General inquiries contact OTT.