The Office of Innovation Commercialization

Material Transfers

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are used when a researcher sends out or receives materials, such as biological material or compounds. These agreements enable researchers to share materials while safeguarding proprietary rights to the materials. Intellectual property rights can be endangered if materials are used without a proper MTA.

All Material Transfer Agreements are drafted, negotiated and signed by the Director of the Office of Innovation Commercialization.

Do not sign a Material Transfer Agreement yourself. Only the Director has signing authority for the university.