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Personnel Exchange Program

These programs provide opportunities for visiting professionals from industry or universities to participate in established research studies at Ames Laboratory, usually for periods of six months to one year in duration. Participants may introduce their own relevant projects within related Laboratory R&D areas or, in some cases, the Lab may exchange personnel who travel to an outside location to work on complementary projects. A limited number of opportunities are available, contingent upon approval from DOE.

The Laboratory can provide office space, support and access to Laboratory facilities. The visiting scientist's organization provides salary and benefits. Proprietary information that the visiting professional brings to the Laboratory remains confidential.

Intellectual property rights developed as part of the research exchange may be retained by the visiting professional's employer, by the Ames Laboratory or by both parties, depending on the inventor's affiliations and the terms of the exchange agreement.

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