Start Date: Apr 01, 2013
End Date: Mar 31, 2018
The activities under this MOU will support a number of collaborative scientific efforts on a broad range of opportunities including (but not exclusively): 1. Biosurveillance-related activities, including research, to develop diagnostic tests that fulfill the range of needs required to strengthen health security as it relates to human and agricultural well-being. Specific activities could include invention of new tests, determination of accuracy of tests, and establishment of operational protocols for the use of the most appropriate diagnostic tests for each operational situation. 2. Perform collaborative research, science-based training, and expert consultation to improve prevention, response, and elimination of CBR threats to health security. 3. In general, cooperation may be effected through exchange of materials and information; exchange of scientists, specialists, and trainees; development of projects of mutual interest between USDA scientists and DoD scientists or partner scientists of other institutions; organization of symposia and workshops; and joint publication of studies and reports. To this end, the Participants may jointly explore and coordinate research activities of mutual interest, which would be implemented by mutual understanding, and in accordance with current authorities.