For incoming ATMs (since the owner of the research materials determines the conditions under which he wishes to share the material with our university), the IP/IP department should safeguard the MTA proposed by the owner of the research materials In order to facilitate broad access to research resources, the university encourages its researchers to consider the deposit of academic research tools in the repositories, to distribute them. Examples can be entities like Jackson Labs or Addgene. Researchers who identify a repository of interest that accepts materials can use MyRA to submit an MTA (Direction of Transfer = Sending) to the Office of Sponsored Programs for such repositories. If you have any questions about deposits, please call 412-624-7419. When exchanging research material with other entities, it is important to understand the context in which these research materials are shared. If our university`s research material is shared with a different entity that uses these materials for a research project of its own design, in which our university has no intellectual or practical participation, this transfer would most likely be done as an outgoing MTA. The term “cooperation” can mean different things to different people. From the point of view of the Office of Sponsored Programs, we cooperate when we share our research material with a different entity and work together on a jointly developed project. The agreement adopted for the transmission of research material is chosen on the basis of cooperation with the beneficiary institution as well as a large number of other factors. Download the UI Hardware Transfer Agreement overview. Material Transfer Agreements (EPAs) are contractual documents used for the acquisition of various biological and research materials and, occasionally, data developed by non-profit organizations, governments and the private sector.
Often, these materials are a necessary part of a research project and are only available from a single source, often from industry. Industry may consider its materials as important proprietary resources and assert ownership of inventions made with these materials or limit the publication of adverse results. Universities will want to ensure that the conditions of the MTA allow for the full dissemination of research results and do not conflict with other academic guidelines. Because of these differences of opinion, the negotiations necessary to meet the needs of both parties may take time. The usual areas of negotiation concern publications, the exploitation of research results and the ownership of the technology produced by research. Our university is a public agency that receives a large portion of its research funding from the U.S. federal government. In order to ensure that THE MTAs comply with the university`s guidelines as well as the requirements of the funding agencies, the university will verify the ATMs to ensure compliance with the NIH guidelines, including the principles and guidelines applicable to grant recipients and contracts for the acquisition and dissemination of biomedical research resources. The Clinical/Corporate Contracts Services team takes care of both incoming ATMs, for which the university receives research material from other institutions, and outgoing A.A.
for which we share the university`s research material with other institutions. The University of Pittsburgh needs an outgoing MTA (or some other form of contract such as a subcontract) for academic material sent by our university. In the case of the UI, all incoming and outgoing AAs are verified, negotiated and signed by the OTT. The individual examiner is not allowed to sign MTA on behalf of the university. It is highly recommended that IU researchers turn to OTT to create an MTA before shipping research materials such as chemical compounds, new materials, plant seeds, bacteria, cell lines, plasmids, and animals. In order to speed up the verification and negotiation process, UI investigators are advised to contact the OTT as soon as possible after receiving MTA from other organisations. . . .