Upenn Material Transfer Agreement

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Browse examples of agreements used in hardware requests and filings: the research inventory system allows the penn faculty to initiate its MTA application. If you are a Penn PI and would like to initiate an MTA, please use RIS. If you are an external party and would like to launch an MTA application, please contact your Penn PI and copy the ORS ORSMTA@pobox.upenn.edu. When biological materials are shipped or received, the Uniform Biological Materials Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) can be used if the other institution/company has signed the UBMTA Master. You can download the list of entities that have signed the UBMTA Master as well as the UBMTA to complete it here. UBMTA must continue to be sent through the OTM for execution on behalf of Penn State. In the event of applications to transfer biological materials, please submit the applications directly to the scientific (s) scientist (s) who provides the (s) material (s) which then forwards the application to the Office of Business Development for approval. Addgene is a global non-profit organization that aims to facilitate the sharing of plasmids by scientists. As a final repository, the institutions provide us with materials for distribution (or deposit them).

Then the institutions order (or ask for) materials from us. Addgene distributes almost all materials under UBMTA conditions. 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. Do researchers in your institution receive a lot of plasma questions for their materials from their colleagues? There are several options for approving an MTA, some of which are also more effective for scientists and technology transfer agents.

These options are the paper method, the electronic approval method (eMTA) and the method of self-sourcing. For more information on these agreements, please contact ORSMTA@pobox.upenn.edu. Whenever research materials are transferred in or out of Penn, a material transfer contract (MTA) must be entered into and signed by an authorized Penn representative. If your institution is included in a master application or filing contract, you can authorize incoming or outgoing hardware directly through your Tech transfer account, saving your office time and optimizing the hardware transfer process.