Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) and Data Transfer and Use Agreements (DTUA) are contracts used to govern the exchange of research materials or data between organizations. These agreements fairly credit the developers, protect the Center’s intellectual property rights and limit Center liability.
Our office assists scientific staff in handling the exchange of materials (e.g. vectors, antibodies, cell lines) and/or data with investigators at other non-profit institutions or companies. Our office is responsible for preparing, negotiating and signing all such agreements external organizations on behalf of the Center.
To transfer material or data, please contact the Industry Relations and Technology Transfer Office or submit one of the online forms below. One of our contract specialists will contact you immediately to complete the process. Investigators and research staff are highly encouraged to contact IRTTO in advance of a transfer.