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. Unitectra either creates an MTA for you or reviews a contract that must be signed by the recipient of the material. We also provide an example of MTA for the transfer of materials to other academic groups. This sampling agreement is suitable for biological materials. We are happy to provide you with a custom agreement for other types of equipment or for animals. An in-depth MTA protects a researcher`s ability to exploit and publish research, existing and potential intellectual property, and define the use of associated confidential information. The revision of a thorough MTA ensures that the terms of the contract are not in contradiction with the rights granted in other research agreements. Many U.S. universities use the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) to exchange materials between academic groups.
The universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich are signatories to the UBMTA master`s contract, which facilitates the completion of these UBMTAs. Signing a letter implenting is sufficient in such cases. Since money is rarely associated with these transfers, some may perceive ODA as inconsistent transactions. However, these are binding legal agreements that may have an impact on a researcher`s current and future research. A material transfer contract (MTA) is a contract that governs the transfer of research material between two organizations when the recipient intends to use it for his or her own research purposes. The MTA defines the rights of the supplier and the rights and obligations of the recipient with respect to materials and all offspring, derivatives or modifications. Biological materials such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids and vectors are the most frequently transferred materials, but MTAs can also be used for other types of materials such as chemical compounds, mouse models and even certain types of software.