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Reforming Federal Rules on Corporate-Sponsored Research at Tax-Exempt University Facilities

07.08.21 | 1 min read | Text by Brian Darmody & Bill Bates


Improving university/corporate research partnerships is key to advancing US competitiveness. Reform of the IRS rules surrounding corporate sponsored research taking place in university facilities funded by tax-exempt bonds has long been sought by the higher education community and will stimulate more public-private partnerships. With Congress considering new ways to fund research through a new NSF Technology Directorate and the possibility of a large infrastructure package, an opportunity is now open for Congress to address these long-standing reforms in IRS rules.