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Research Project: Collaborative Animal Husbandry Training Between Kansas State University and National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)

Location: Operations

Project Number: 3022-32000-016-009-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2022
End Date: Feb 28, 2025

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service at the National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility (NBAF) and Cooperator agree it is mutually beneficial to: (1) maintain collaborative relationships and share resources that are needed to support operational standup of NBAF; (2) clarify the specific oversight responsibilities of each party to the agreement; (3) encourage and facilitate direct contacts among appropriate specialists and other specialists; and (4) work toward long-term cooperation in agricultural research and development programs focused on protecting America’s food animals (livestock).

This agreement would allow mutual collaborative use of facilities and services available through both Cooperator and NBAF. The purpose of this agreement is to clarify the specific roles and responsibilities that each institution agrees to assume relative to the performance, conduct, management, and/or oversight of collaborative research activities which specifically involve the care and use of live animals in accordance ARS Policies and Procedures 130.4.v.2 [Section 20]. Animal care will be based upon the philosophies and principles articulated in the documents listed in Exhibit A.