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. Download the UI Material Transfer Agreement presentation. 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.
Principles and guidelines for recipients of nih research grants and contracts for obtaining and disseminating biomedical research resources: Closing Note, Federal Register/Vol. 64, No. 246/December 23, 1999 Copy of Executed University of Pittsburgh UBMTA Master Agreement, Signed July 1, 2008 Pitts Post: Hands-on research, data analysis, experimental design Our University is a signatory to the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) Master Agreement, a contracting mechanism published by NIH in behalf of PHS to facilitate the transfer of biological materials 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. In order to facilitate broad access to research resources, the university encourages its researchers to consider depositioning university-owned research tools at permanent storage sites 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.
Participation of both parties, often complementary The table below presents some of the characteristics of outgoing MTAs and cooperations. Council on Government Relations (COGR), Materials Transfer in Academia: 20 Questions and Answers (September 2003) The Clinical/Corporate Contracts Services Team handles both incoming MTAs where the university receives research materials from other institutions and outgoing MTAs, where we share the university`s research materials with other institutions. The University of Pittsburgh requires that an outgoing MTA (or some other form of contract, for example.B. subcontracting) for university materials be sent by our university.