MOU BETWEEN USDA/ARS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING, SCOTLAND
Project Number: 0204-41510-001-31
Memorandum of Understanding
Start Date: Apr 01, 2011
End Date: Mar 31, 2016
The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, hereinafter referred to as ARS, and the University of Stirling, hereinafter jointly referred to as “the Participants,” hereby affirm their mutual interest in and desire to broaden cooperative research programs and exchanges.
The purpose of this MOU is to strengthen the collaborations between the Participants in areas of mutual interest through cooperative research programs and exchanges. To this end, the Participants intend jointly to explore and coordinate research activities of mutual interest which are to be implemented by mutual understanding and in conformance with the regulations and policies of both Participants.
The Participants recognize that cooperation is a matter of working together toward common goals of mutual interest, mutual understandings and efficient administration of cooperative programs. Nothing in this broad understanding is to be construed as interfering in any way with the basic responsibilities and authority of either Participant for independent action.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) defines in general terms the basis on which the Participants intend to cooperate. Individual research projects may be developed between the Participants which outline specific research projects.