Material Transfer Agreement Format

Raw material MTAs generally prevent the material supplier from losing control of the material and its use of research. In the absence of an agreement, the recipient of the material has no legal restrictions on the use of the equipment or the transfer of the material. When exchanging research materials with other institutions, it is important to understand the context in which these research materials are shared. If our university`s research material is shared with another organization that uses these materials for a research project of its own conception, where our university is neither intellectual nor practical, this transfer would most likely be as an outgoing MTA. The term “cooperation” can mean different things to different people. From the office of Sponsored Programs perspective, collaboration occurs when we share our research materials with another entity and work together on a jointly developed project. The agreement chosen for the transfer of research materials is chosen on the basis of cooperation with the recipient institution and a large number of other factors. Faculty members who come or leave the UH must have an MTA before they can transfer materials from other institutions such as plasmids, cell lines, animals, etc. Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract used to regulate the transfer of research materials between IU and other organizations.

It defines the rights of the supplier and recipient with respect to the transferred material, its derivatives and related information. It prevents the materials supplier from losing control of the material and use of the research, protects a researcher`s existing and potential intellectual property, and ensures that the transfer is not contrary to the federal rules and rights granted in other research project agreements. MTA e-mail and the compliance questionnaire completed at dorcontracts@listserv.uh.edu and contain further information about contact persons Our university is a signatory to the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) Master Agreement (UBMTA), a contractual mechanism published by NIH on behalf of PHS to facilitate the transfer of biological material between academic institutions. For institutions that have accepted the terms of the UBMTA master contract, it is not necessary to negotiate individual terms for any transfer of a biological material. Instead, a letter of execution is implemented, which refers to both the biological material, the supply agency and the host institution. Where possible, the Clinical/Corporate Contracts Services team will use UBMTA to expedite the transfer of applicable biological materials. As a general rule, sending materials for incoming materials requires the use of a separate MTA form. For the transfer of outgoing material, UH has standard MTA agreements on the DOR website to cover these materials.

Whether the equipment is in or out, these agreements are negotiated by the research department. For incoming MTAs (since the owner of the research materials will determine the conditions under which they wish to share the material with our university), the IP/IP department should provide the MTA proposed by the owner of the research materials to facilitate wide access to research resources, the university encourages its researchers to consider deposition of university-owned research tools in the repositories for further distribution. Examples may be entities like Jackson Labs or Addgene. Researchers who identify an interest repository that accepts materials can use MyRA to send an MTA (transfer direction – shipment) to the Office of Sponsored Programs for such filings. For any questions about deposits, please contact 412-624-7419. The Clinical/Corporate Contracts services team handles both incoming MTAs, where the university receives research materials from other institutions, as well as outgoing MTAs for which we share the university`s research materials with other institutions.

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