Overcoming Barriers to The Transfer of Published Research Materials The barriers that MTAs can pose to facilitate the flow of published research materials among non-profit organizations have long been recognized. As the NIH has pointed out, each iteration in a negotiation on the terms of MTA delays the timing of a research tool being used in the laboratory. Hundreds of thousands of NGOs are negotiated each year between non-profit organizations around the world, representing a considerable administrative burden and higher costs for low-value universities. The U.S. National Research Council (NRC) recently issued a call to action that identified MTAs as tedious and tedious obstacles to advancing research. Materials may include cultures, cell lines, plasmids, nucleotides, proteins, bacteria, transgenic animals, pharmaceuticals, other chemicals, alloys and other materials of scientific or commercial value. We publish guidelines for both outgoing and incoming material transfers. Therefore, if you would like to send or receive material to a non-UCL researcher, please download the corresponding document on the links to the right of this page. A hardware transfer contract (MTAs) is a contract that protects your intellectual property (IP) when you provide or receive research materials to other institutions or companies. Research materials include cell lines, cultures, bacteria, nucleotides, proteins, transgenic animals, drugs or chemicals. Any exchange of research materials requires an MTA. For the repeated exchange of the same research material, standardized MTAs can help streamline the process.
The CoMotion Agreements Group can help you efficiently transfer research materials. “Descendant” refers to an unmodified descendant from ATCC materials, such as viruses, cell cells or organism organisms. Raw material MTAs generally prevent the material supplier from losing control of the material and its use of research. In the absence of an agreement, the recipient of the material has no legal restrictions on the use of the equipment or the transfer of the material.