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What is "Tangible Research Product"?

Tangible research product is the rubric under Contract-31 for tangible results of research created at the Lab that are not materials commercially available. Many are biological materials, such as cell lines and transgenic animals, but can also include research results such as chemical compounds used in imaging. Berkeley Lab frequently transfers tangible research products to others for free research use under a Material Transfer Agreement, and also provides such material for commercial use under a commercial contract called a bailment agreement.  Berkeley Lab has entered into bailment agreements for all the examples of tangible research products listed above, and more besides.

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Last updated: 09/17/2009