A Material Transfer Agreement (MTAs) is a document that protects your intellectual property (IP) when you either provide or receive research materials to and from other institutions or corporate entities. Research materials include cell lines, cultures, bacteria, nucleotides, proteins, transgenic animals, pharmaceuticals, or chemicals. Each exchange of research material requires an MTA. For repeated exchanges of the same research material, standardized MTAs can help streamline the process.
Incoming Material Transfers
Incoming Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are used in situations wherein ND is the Recipient Organization receiving materials from another entity. The Office of Research handles all incoming material transfer agreements. For an Incoming MTA, you may contact their Research Contracts Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outgoing Material Transfers
Outgoing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are used in situations wherein ND is the Provider Organization and will be providing materials to another entity. The IDEA Center handles all outgoing material transfer agreements. For an Outgoing MTA, you may contact Kate Richards, Director of Intellectual Property and Contracts, at email@example.com.
Material Transfer Agreement Document
Material Transfer Agreement (PDF, 24K)