Material Transfer Agreements (EPAs) govern the transfer of materials from the owner or its authorized licensee (generally referred to as a “supplier”) to a third party (generally referred to as a “recipient”) who may wish to use the material for research purposes. A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a legally binding contract that is necessary if you intend to transfer research material between two organizations. An MTA ensures that the material supplier is recognized as a rightful owner and that the intellectual property rights of both parties are protected. Examples of materials that may require agreement are: biological materials, cultures, antibodies, chemical compounds, and even a few types of software. The contract team has the following verification and elaboration procedures: 4 The duration may be extended with the written agreement of UCL. Authorization to extend the term of this Agreement shall be obtained by the Beneficiary three (3) months before the end of the Period. We will always strive to complete our MTA process page as soon as possible. However, an agreement may require further negotiations and measures on the part of the other party, which may last several weeks, especially when they are abroad. Whenever possible, please plan the needs of your materials as much as possible in advance to avoid any delays in your research. 2 The recipient may only use the materials under the research programme and not for commercial or commercial purposes, even if these purposes are pursued in the recipient`s laboratory, without the prior written consent of OXB. The material must not be administered to humans, domestic animals or farm animals. 8 Where the addressee watches or observes a new discovery, improvement or invention (“invention”) with regard to the materials or as a direct result of the research programme, the recipient or the OXB institution will draw attention to this point in a confidential manner. The consignee or institution may not obtain or seek patent protection for materials.
All property and intellectual property rights of any kind, including, but not limited to, patents, on and on materials are and remain the exclusive property of OXB. The institution grants OXB a non-exclusive license for the manufacture and use of an invention exclusively for internal research purposes. For inventions that have been made under this Agreement and that constitute improvements or new uses of materials, OXB hereby grants a permanent, fully paid,non-exclusive license for the use of such inventions for any purpose, including the right to sublicense. OXB is solely responsible for licensing such inventions to third parties, subject to the prior written consent of the institution. The distribution of all revenues that OXB receives from these third-party licenses is set out in a separate agreement on terms negotiated in good faith by OXB and the institution. For inventions that have been made under the agreement and that do not contain materials or do not constitute a new use for the materials, the OXB institution grants an exclusive, paid, sub-licensed worldwide license. Most commercial organizations and a growing number of academic institutions will only publish material if there is an MTA between the provider and the recipient. CoMotion Agreements Group can help you transfer research materials efficiently.
Faculty members who come to or leave the UH must have an MTA before they can transfer material from other institutions such as plasmids, cell lines, animals, etc. After the execution of an MTA, PI is responsible for the agreement with the supplier or recipient for the transport and delivery of the requested material. Transport costs, if calculated, should be borne by the research team or the Pi department. . . .