CMI Membership Modes

CMI Team Member: CMI Team members have research subcontracts from CMI or are providing cost sharing funds. Requirements include specific research project deliverables within the entity's areas of expertise, based on a scope of work and a negotiated budget, including cost-share as applicable, as approved by the CMI Advisory Board and Director. This level of participation is required to sign CMI's Master Non-disclosure Agreement and the Intellectual Property Management Plan (IPMP). Industrial Team members will have representation on the Industry Council.

CMI Affiliates: CMI Affiliates will be informed about CMI research outcomes and provide input to CMI. Affiliates pay an annual fee based on the organization type, and sign a Membership Agreement.

CMI Affiliates may become Team members or sponsor research in other ways with different levels of financial commitment and ownership of intellectual property.

CMI Sponsored Research Partners: CMI Sponsored Research Partners may use the unique capabilities and expertise of CMI via DOE-approved contractual mechanisms, such as a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) or a Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP) agreement.

Link to chart of CMI Membership Modes

Link to current Team Members

Link to current CMI Affiliates

Link to more information about becoming an Affiliate

Link to summary of CMI work in the 20-page annual report

For more information:

  • CMI Affiliates Membership, The Ames Laboratory, 306 TASF, 2408 Pammel Drive, Ames, IA, 50011-1015