Broad agency announcement


Personal or financial Conflict of Interest (COI) which could create bias or preferential treatment towards a Partner, for the personal benefit of the individual


The Cognizant Secretarial Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy


A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement


The Export Control Compliance Office, which is the organization that is assigned responsibility for making Export Control and Visual Compliance determinations for Fermilab


The actual shipment or transmission of items out of the U.S. or the release of technology or software subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to a foreign national in the U.S.

Export Control

The regulatory controls that limit the transfer of information, commodities, technology, and software that is considered strategically important to the U.S. in the interest of national security, economic, and/or foreign policy concerns


Equipment, information, technology, or data, which includes but is not limited to documentation, photographs, videos, software, diagrams, blueprints, material, devices, apparatus, equipment, hardware and data storage devices


The General Accounting Office, which is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the United States Congress


A federal interagency agreement

IARC at Fermilab

The mission is to advance technologies developed by Fermilab towards commercialization and, with industry partners, help create products and services that improve the health, wealth and security of the nation.


The Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Energy


The Joint Work Statement, which is the proposal document for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)


Memorandum of Understanding, Memorandum of Agreement, or other contractually non-binding statement of intent


The National Environmental Protection Act


Non-Proprietary User Agreement


Organizational Conflict of Interest, which may occur when a proposed Partner has a legal relationship for managing Fermilab (e.g. University of Chicago as contractor), which could create bias or preferential treatment for the benefit of the Partner organization


The Office of High Energy Physics, which is the CSO for Fermilab


The Office of Management and Budget, which is part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States


Fermilab's Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer


Open Source Software


The Office of Science and Technical Information, which is responsible for disseminating scientific and technical information from U.S. Department of Energy research and development and environmental programs


The term used in a CRADA document to refer to the Partner


The term used at Fermilab to refer to all parties who participate in the Partnership and Technology Transfer activities of the laboratories

Partnering Agreement

A term used at Fermilab to refer to all forms of legally binding agreements with Partners, excluding procurement instruments and licensing agreements

Partnership Coordinator

Refers to the person who is assigned responsibility for guiding the Partner and the Principal Investigator through the process of forming a Partnering Agreement


Refers to the Principal Investigator for a specific Partnering Agreement


Refers to the Proposal Information Questionnaire, which is the proposal document for a Work for Others (WFO) agreement


Small Business Innovation Research


Combined Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)


The term used in a WFO document to refer to the Partner


Strategic Partnership Project (SPP) agreements, formerly referred to as Work for Others (WFO)

S&T Agreement

Refers to any international science and technology agreement that has been approved by the U.S. Department of State and duly executed by the U.S. Government and another foreign government


For additional definition of terms, please view the Federal Laboratory Consortium's Glossary for Technology Transfer.