Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Collaboration Opportunities

ITS welcomes contact from those interested in collaborative audio quality research work. The Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 (FTTA), as amended, allows Federal laboratories to enter into cooperative research agreements with private industry, universities, and other interested parties. The law was passed in order to provide laboratories with clear legal authority to enter into these arrangements and thus encourage collaboration and technology transfer between Federal laboratories and private sector organizations. Under this Act, a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) can be implemented that protects proprietary information, grants patent rights, and provides for user licenses to corporations, while allowing Government expertise and facilities to be applied to interests in the private sector. Collaborative work with other Federal organizations can be accomplished through inter-agency agreements.

Contact us to discuss potential collaborative work.