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Domestic Guest Researcher Program



    The Domestic Guest Researcher (DGR) Program provides access for technically qualified U.S. citizens to NIST facilities and equipment while working with NIST staff on projects of mutual interest. Research results are available to the public, because the DGR agreement does not provide for confidentiality of research results. If confidentiality of cooperative research results are desired a Cooperative R&D Agreement (CRADA) may be appropriate.

If you are interested in collaborating with NIST staff on research of mutual interest via a Guest Researcher Agreement, begin by contacting the appropriate NIST Division. Information on NIST research programs is available in the Guide to NIST.

If an appropriate opportunity is identified by you and the Division, a short description of the collaborative work to be performed is prepared and submitted by the Division, along with other relevant information, to the responsible Laboratory Director for approval.

    Q. When should the Domestic Guest Researcher Agreement be used?  
    Q. What are the criteria for a Domestic Guest Researcher?  
    Q. Does NIST provide any subsistence support for Domestic Guest Researchers?  
    Q. Should contractors, CRADA researchers, or Intergovernmental Personnel Act personnel use a Domestic Guest Researcher Form?  
    Q. Who owns intellectual property rights if an invention occurs during the collaboration?  
  Sample Form  
    The following form is in PDF format and requires *Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. This software may be downloaded without charge. If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not accessible, you may request a paper copy from the Webmaster. Forms may be downloaded and distributed.  
    Domestic Guest Researcher Agreement  
  Point of Contact  
    Jack Pevenstein (301) 975-5519  

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Created: February 2002
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