Location: Northwest Watershed Management Research
2012 Annual Report
1.2 Each Party will expend its best efforts to coordinate facilities use, services, research efforts, and use of resources and equipment to create an effective and efficient Cooperative Research program.
1.3 UI and ARS will encourage and facilitate direct contact, and collaboration among their faculty members, scientists, departments, institutes and other research centers subject to the provisions of this MOU. Resource contributions may be authorized through SCA’s and RSA’s.
1.4 While performing Cooperative Research under this MOU, each Party individually shall cooperate with the other Party’s administration, faculty and staff and conduct themselves in accordance with UI’s and ARS’s policies and procedures, the terms and conditions of this MOU, and the terms and conditions of SCAs, NFCAs, or RSAs executed pursuant to this MOU.
Relevance to Parent Project: This MOU supports the continuation of existing cooperative projects between all Idaho ARS locations and the University of Idaho and sets forth guidelines for future cooperative research and education efforts, including Reynolds creek Experimental Watershed.
Synergistic research, educational efforts, and cooperative activities between the University of Idaho (UI) and ARS are currently active at numerous sites across Idaho including four ARS Units located in Aberdeen, Boise, Dubois, and Kimberly; three ARS worksites in Hagerman, Moscow, and Parma; and the UI campuses in Moscow and Boise. Numerous research support agreements, specific cooperative agreements, and non-funded cooperative agreements are currently in place documenting detailed collaborative use of facilities, educational activities, and research efforts between specific ARS units and the University. Many externally funded agreements are also in place documenting ARS and University collaborative efforts to obtain outside funding for research of mutual interest.