Faculty members who come or leave the UH must have an MTA before they can transfer materials from other institutions such as plasmids, cell lines, animals, etc. If you need the assistance of an MTA for incoming materials, please complete the MTA application form above or if you wish to provide material to third parties, please complete the due diligence form and forward it to mtateam@uclb.com. Risk management should be proportionate to the nature and likelihood of benefits: institutional contract staff should assess the existence or likelihood of the following risk categories against the likely benefits of the institution and/or its researchers, and use MTAs or simpler agreements accordingly. First, the risks relate to safety in the use of materials; ensure, for example, that scientifically quality materials are not used in human research or that materials are used in accordance with ethical standards. A second category of risk is legal: the inappropriate use of reagents may result in legal action by victims against entities; Third parties may claim that the material violates their intellectual property rights or that the materials provided are not of the quality claimed by the distributor. A third category of risk is reputation: MTAs may require adequate recognition of the author or distributor archives in subsequent publications or other research results, in order to promote the reputation of the source and provide a measure of the value of the material. The final category of risk is that third parties have misappropriated the credit or financial compensation that should be paid to the material writer: MTAs may restrict the distribution of reagents or materials to third parties to ensure that users return to the author to access materials in accordance with its terms or limit the commercial use of materials. These typical concerns fall under the UBMTA and equally simple agreements. Some repositories require registrations and some require MTAs, and some require both. If you register for the use of a repository or order a specific material and the deposit requires an institutional signature, the documentation must be forwarded to the research department. The use of standard agreements A long-recognized cost and trading time reduction strategy is the use of model agreements or models. In 1995, the NIH published the first and only widely accepted standard agreements for material transfer, the NIH Simple Letter Agreement for the Transfer of Materials (SLA) and the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA), as well as guidelines for the transfer of research instruments. The NIH called on fellows to ensure that unique research resources resulting from NIH-funded research are made available to the scientific community, either without formal agreement or under conditions or agreements that are no more restrictive for most materials than ALS, which has been renewed by nrc.

Biological material (antibodies, cells, etc.) can have considerable commercial value. Today, this kind of material is no longer made unconditionally accessible to others.