Material Transfer Agreements
A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract that establishes terms and conditions governing the transfer of research-related materials between the University and another institution or company. An MTA between a providing entity and a receiving entity should be fully-executed before any materials are sent or received.
MTAs IN (RECEIVING MATERIALS)
An MTA-In must be completed when a University PI has requested materials from another entity. Typically, the providing entity will provide its own MTA template for University’s review and execution.
All MTAs should be forwarded to OSP for review. For each MTA, the PI must submit a Non-Monetary R&A Form detailing the specifics of the transfer. Following negotiation of the terms and conditions of the MTA, if necessary, the OSP Specialist will obtain signature or email approval from the PI. Following the execution of the MTA, which includes the signature of an authorized institutional signatory, the Specialist will notify the PI so that the PI can follow up with the providing entity regarding specific shipping arrangements.
MTAs OUT (PROVIDING MATERIALS)
An MTA-Out must be completed when a University PI desires to send materials to a researcher at another entity. In these instances, a University MTA template will be sent to the receiving entity for review and execution. The University may choose to utilize its MTA template or it may choose to utilize a Uniform Biological Materials Transfer Agreement (UBMTA), if appropriate.
For each MTA, the PI must submit a Non-Monetary R&A Form detailing the specifics of the transfer. Following negotiation of the terms and conditions of the MTA, if necessary, the Specialist will obtain signature or other approval of the Principal Investigator. The Sponsored Projects Specialist will send a copy of the draft MTA to the PI for approval. Once the MTA has been fully executed, the PI may ship the materials to the receiving entity.