A Technical Assistance Agreement is a short-term agreement that allows a Federal laboratory and its researchers to provide technical, research or other resources to a non-Federal party with or without reimbursement [15 U.S.C § 3710a (b) (3) (A)].  Typically, intellectual property is not anticipated.  The collaboration must have a mission value to the Federal laboratory.  A TAA can also be a collaboration with both parties providing technical or scientific expertise to accomplish a mutual objective.
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