- Facilitates public-private partnerships through execution of research collaboration agreements
- Conducts a multifaceted outreach and marketing program through traditional and digital media
- Coordinates technology transfer policy development
Research agreement negotiation and implementation is decentralized and managed by the five ARS area offices. Area office technology transfer staff members serve as liaisons with scientists, ARS managers, OTT, university partners, and the private sector. Here is a map with contacts for the area office's technology transfer staff.