Believing that criteria for selection of fields for cooperation should include the following:
A. The fields are of major scientific importance holding prospects for significant advance;
B. US and Soviet research efforts are in the vanguard and the respective leading scientists would be able to participate actively in cooperation in these fields,
Agree upon the following:
Cooperation in medical science will be carried out on the basis of programs agreed upon by the Parties in the following forms:
Mutual scientific research
Exchange visits of research scientists and delegations,
Bilateral workshops, seminars, symposia, and lectures,
Participation of specialists of both countries in international activities hosted by the Parties,
Exchange of scientific information.
Consultations of the Presidents and their designated representatives of the Parties shall take place, alternately in the USA and the USSR, at least once a year for the purpose of selecting the fields for cooperation, defining the program, and evaluating progress in implementing the program. Also, there will be discussions of the problems of and opportunities for US-USSR cooperation in areas within the purview of the Parties, and consideration will be given to steps which can be taken by the Parties to contribute to a favorable environment for scientific cooperation.
The quota for the exchange of individual scientists will initially be 12 person-months annually. The quota will be reviewed at the annual Meetings of Representatives. In using the quota, preference will be given to the priority fields identified during the Meetings of Representatives.