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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Mou Between the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Veterinary Institute - Norway Project Number: 0204-41510-001-17
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding

Start Date: Aug 31, 2009
End Date: Aug 30, 2014

Objective:
The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen the collaborations between the Participants in areas of mutual interest through cooperative research programs and exchanges. To this end, the Participants agree jointly to explore and coordinate research activities of mutual interest which will be implemented by mutual understanding and in conformity with the regulations and policies of both Participants.

Approach:
To facilitate the cooperative research effort(s) described herein, each Participant intends to assign such members of its staff to specific projects as may be mutually agreed upon, as well as aid in planning and developing projects of mutual interest. The details of future cooperative undertakings may be planned and executed under the auspices of separate agreements between the Participants. Outlines covering goals and objectives, statement of work, research methodologies, and procedures may be prepared jointly. Either Participant to this Agreement shall be free to use any of the results in its official correspondence or publications provided due credit is given to the other party for its contribution(s) to the effort. It is understood that neither party will publish any results from joint research without consulting the other. This is not to be construed as applying for popular publication of previously published technical data. Publication may be joint or independent as may be agreed upon, always giving due credit to the contributions of all parties involved in the joint effort. In case of failure to agree as to the manner of publication or interpretation of results, either party may publish data after 90 days notice and submission of the proposed manuscripts to the other. In such instances the party publishing the data will give due credit to the cooperation but will assume full responsibility for publication and interpretation of results therein. This Agreement does not constitute a financial obligation to serve as a basis for expenditures. Each Participant will handle and expend its own funds. All expenditures of each Participant will be according to its own governing rules and regulations. This Agreement may be modified only by mutual agreement between the Participants in writing, and may be discontinued at the request of either Participant. Requests for any major change shall be submitted to the other Participant not less than 90 calendar days prior to the proposed effective date. Termination requests shall be sent to the other Participant not less than 90 calendar days prior to the desired effective date. Cooperation under this MOU may commence from the date of signature and is expected to continue for five years. This MOU may be modified only by mutual agreement between the Participants in writing, and may be discontinued at the request of either Participant. Requests for any major change shall be submitted to the other Participant not less than 90 calendar days prior to the proposed effective date. Termination requests shall be sent to the other Participant not less than 90 calendar days prior to the desired effective date.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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