A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract that governs the transfer of research material between two organizations when the recipient intends to use it for research purposes. The MTA defines the rights of the supplier as well as the rights and obligations of the consignee with regard to the materials and any descendants, derivatives or modifications. Biological materials such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids, and vectors are the most frequently transferred materials, but ATMs can also be used for other types of materials such as chemical compounds, mouse models, and even some types of software. A deep MTA protects a researcher`s ability to use and publish research results, existing and potential intellectual property, and define the use of all accompanying confidential information. The review of a detailed MTA ensures that the contractual terms are not contrary to the rights granted in other research-related agreements. Since money is rarely associated with these transfers, some may be perceived as unimportant transactions. However, these are binding legal agreements that can affect a researcher`s current and future research. Unitectra either creates an MTA for you or verifies a contract that must be signed by the recipient of the material. We also provide an MTA model for transferring material to other academic groups.
This sampling agreement is suitable for biological materials. We are happy to provide you with a suitable agreement for other types of materials or for animals. Often, the person providing the material has exaggerated ideas about the ownership of the research results obtained with the material. Sometimes even publication is prohibited. Be very careful, especially for materials you have received from a company as part of an MTA, so as not to allow an agreement to block your further research. The use of UBMTA is not mandatory. When making the examiner`s decision, the boilerplate agreement of the University of Chicago Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) can be used. Typically, the entity that the material sends requires the use of an MTA form for incoming materials. For the purpose of transmitting outbound material, UH has standard MTA agreements on the DOR website to cover these materials. Whether the material enters or turns off, agreements of this type are negotiated by the research department.
The transfer of materials and research tools is an essential part of scientific research. When a work is published, the scientist must make the material available to other researchers so that others can repeat the experiment and verify the results. A material transfer contract (MTA) is the legal contract used to define the conditions for the exchange of materials. Some AAs can be settled under the UBMTA, a framework contract developed by the NIH to facilitate the transfer of biological research equipment. Institutions that have signed the UBMTA framework contract may transfer biological materials under UBMTA conditions by issuing a letter of execution for each transfer. When exchanging research material with other entities, it is important to understand the context in which these research materials are shared. If our university`s research material is shared with a different entity that uses these materials for a research project of its own design, in which our university has no intellectual or practical participation, this transfer would most likely be done as an outgoing MTA. The term « cooperation » can mean different things to different people.
From the point of view of the Office of Sponsored Programs, we cooperate when we share our research materials with a different entity and work together on a jointly developed project. . . .