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Policies and Procedures — Facilities Use Agreements and Descriptions

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Types of Facilities Use Agreements and Descriptions

The NanoFab uses three types of facilities use agreements  (FUAs) for external users only.  The agreements define the period of  use, requirements for payment and insurance, responsibilities for  damages and injuries, various liabilities (including those associated  with information disclosure), and other terms of use, such as the  requirement that the use of the NanoFab be acknowledged in publications.

     
  1. Facilities Use Agreement for Non-Proprietary Research:  For non-proprietary NanoFab projects from institutions that are not  federal agencies where the processes and procedures used in the NanoFab  and all results may be made freely available to the public, and the  users intend to publish the results.
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  3. Facilities Use Agreement for Non-Proprietary Research by REMOTE USERS and U.S. FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES ONLY:  For non-proprietary NanoFab projects from remote users and from federal, state, and local government entities where  the processes and procedures used in the NanoFab and all results may be  made freely available to the public, and the users intend to publish the  results.
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  5. Facilities Use Agreement for Non-collaborative Proprietary Research:  For proprietary NanoFab projects when the external users do not want  the results or other aspects of the project disclosed to the public, and  are therefore required to perform the project directly and exclusively  by the external users.  Note that this agreement explicitly declares  that the “USER will retain the entire right, title, and interest to any  invention solely created by USER’s employee(s) resulting from the  proprietary measurements performed under this Agreement.”
     

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