The National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases welcomes opportunities for strategic alliances and collaborative relationships with defense contractors, biotechnology and pharmaceutical corporate partners, federal government agencies, and private research entities to respond to efforts to protect citizens nationally and internationally against potential bioterror threats. Current initiatives include:
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
- Scope of Work: USAMRIID scientists will consult with George Mason University scientists on the design, construction, and operation of specialized laboratory equipment for exposing animals to aerosolized agents.
Education Partnership Agreement U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
- Scope of Work: This partnership will provide a unique opportunity for students to work on research projects that would not otherwise be available in an educational environment. Students may study with USAMRIID scientists, and students and faculty may become involved in USAMRIID laboratory research projects
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Topographic Engineering Center (ERDC-TEC)
- Scope of Work: This agreement facilitates joint research and development investigations related to active fluorescence, remote, and passive remote sensing for land mine detection; terrain feature extraction; detection of chemical and biological agents; and environmental resource management.