Definition - Memoranda of Understanding are documents that outline mutual interest in specific areas between Sandia and a partner. They provide general understanding and guidance; they are an agreement to pursue activities of mutual interest. Memoranda of Understanding may not commit Sandia to perform work or to assign, license, or protect ownership of intellectual property.
Benefits - The agreement always specifies the benefit to DOE.
Preparation for Agreement - The terms of the memoranda are agreed upon by all partners and signed. The preparation time is governed by the length of negotiation between partners. No DOE approval is required.
Funding - No funding is involved.