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Through a unique contracting mechanism between Battelle and the Department of Energy known as a Use Permit, Battelle may use DOE facilities and equipment on a full cost-reimbursement basis to conduct work on behalf of their clients. Battelle can directly perform contract R&D at PNNL for federal, state and local governments and for private companies. Each project is negotiated and tailored to the needs and resources of the participating parties. The contracting approach is flexible and typically conducted on a fixed price, time and material, or cost-reimbursement basis.

PNNL's contract research leverages work in areas that the Laboratory is already involved in. Known for our expertise in energy, environmental, computational, national security and life sciences, we are ready to help you find your solution. Armed with cutting edge instrumentation, a pool of world-class scientists and experience with the big problems in these areas, PNNL can operate as an extension to your in-house R&D team. Browse through our industrial sectors to discover how our capabilities and current projects may line up with your own research needs. Then call us. Challenge us with your big problem. We will answer.

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