Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Scientific materials being transferred between CSU and another organization must be formally covered with a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). The purpose of the MTA is to protect the intellectual and other property rights of the provider while permitting research with the material to proceed. These agreements describe the terms and purpose of the exchange, including intellectual property rights, liability issues, publication, confidentiality, royalties or other financial terms, and the specifics of the materials and their transfer.

Instructions – UBMTA
General Information
Instructions – Non UBMTA

Forms

The Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement
UBMTA Implementing Letter
CSU Biological MTA Long Form
CSU Biological MTA Short Form
MTA Information Sheet

Other Resources

UBMTA Members
Material Transfer in Academia – an informative booklet from COGR about entering into Material Transfer Agreements.

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