Auburn University Consortiums 

Advanced Research Projects Agency Network for Health (ARPANET-H)

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health  (ARPA-H) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that supports transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs, and ARPANET-H is the health innovation network that connects entities to ARPA-H and connects stakeholders to each other to solve critical health problems for the American public.  

ARPANET-H is anchored by three ARPA-H mission-focused, regional hubs. In 2023, Auburn University was added as  a “spoke” in the Customer Experience Hub (CX-Hub) which focuses on needed accessible and readily adoptable health solutions for our region.

As a member of  ARPANET-H, AU has access to ARPA-H funding opportunities as well network events (virtual and in person) where researchers can learn about ARPA-H research priorities and participate in other programming relevant to scaling health-related R&D. Auburn researchers are also able to proactively shape possible ARPA-H research programs and funding through continued solicited feedback. These membership benefits are accessed through the ARPANET-H CX-Hub Spokes Only Site where members can also view the ‘Collaboration Database’ which contains membership capabilities and primary points of contact for each member organization.

To gain access to the CX-Hub Spokes Only Site, each representative from a member organization must first submit a Spoke Representative Access Request. The request will be routed to Assistant VP of Research Administration Tony Ventimiglia who issues the approvals.


Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC)

Auburn University has been a member of the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) for several years. This consortium was formed in response to the Government's expressed interest to establish an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with an eligible entity or group of entities, to include industry, academic, and nonprofit partners, for advanced development efforts to support the Department of Defense's (DoD) medical pharmaceutical and diagnostic requirements as related to enhancing the mission effectiveness of military personnel.

JPM-MCS, and other customers (DTRA/JSTO, etc.), offers funding opportunities to MCDC members through solicitations called Requests for Prototype Proposals (RPPs). The RPPs offer MCDC members the opportunity to propose prototype technologies to the technology requirements in each solicitation’s sub-objective area. 

Membership within MCDC provides networking opportunities with consortium members, visibility into the government’s needs and priorities within these areas, and access to targeted solicitations/opportunities. An additional membership benefit is access to the MCDC Members Only Site which will contain a membership capability document for every member organization and a primary points of contact list. The Members Only Site is used to store any program, event, and solicitation information moving forward. To gain access to the Members Only Site, each representative from a member organization must first submit a request form here:  The request will be routed to Assistant VP of Research Administration Tony Ventimiglia who issues the approvals.

Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)

Auburn University  joined the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) in 2021. MTEC is a 501(c)(3) biomedical technology consortium collaborating under an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) that serves those who serve our nation. In partnership with the Department of Defense and private support, MTEC is working to prevent injuries and accelerate the development of revolutionary medical solutions that will enhance wound healing, and return the wounded to fully functioning lives. Ultimately, all citizens will benefit from these technologies and health care solutions. They list their active solicitations on their website, but only members can apply. You can join their mailing list to receive notifications of active solicitations and their monthly informational webinars. 

Please keep in mind that you will need to contact Dr. Troy Brady ( at the Intellectual Property Exchange (IPX) early in your proposal writing process in order to ensure that Auburn's intellectual property rights are protected. 

MTEC charges a two percent (2%) Research Project Award Assessment fee based on the total award amount that is payable within ninety (90) days of the award notification. This amount cannot be an allowable direct cost on a project agreement. The fee is to be covered by the college and/or department. Thus, please be sure you receive appropriate internal approvals at the proposal stage. Reach out to your Associate Dean for Research with questions.