System Arrangements and Memoranda of Understanding
The GIF has established System Steering Committees to implement the research and development (R&D) for each Generation IV Reactor Concept, with participation from GIF Members interested in contributing to collaborative R&D. Each System Steering Committee plans and integrates R&D projects contributing to the development of a system. The participants in System Committees and in projects, sign agreements governing intellectual property rights and other matters in order to work co-operatively on the concepts. The GIF Charter and the Framework Agreement allow for the participation of organizations from non-GIF countries on all research projects, but not on Systems Steering Committees.
The current System Arrangements in place are set out in the table below. Four System Arrangements have been signed (GFR, SCWR, SFR and VHTR) while for the last two systems LFR and MSR, Memoranda of Understanding have been signed to allow for collaboration until System Arrangements have been put in place.
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