We invite you to explore our website and contact us any time to consider ideas or questions regarding our research and development (R&D). On this page we describe how we're structured and how that relates to building partnerships with us. Details of contractual relationships will of course vary; we welcome the opportunity to discuss and develop relationships that strengthen mutual goals.
UCAR is a consortium of more than 100 member colleges and universities granting degress in the atmospheric sciences. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), our activities are funded primarily through research assistance awards from the federal government. UCAR manages NCAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation. Through the UCAR Community Programs (UCP), we provide innovative services in support of the consortium's education and research goals.
NCAR is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) of the National Science Foundation. NCAR is not a federal agency. Our activities complement those of the federal agencies and we work closely with them.
UCAR Foundation manages intellectual property developed by scientists and researchers at UCAR and NCAR.
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