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Material Transfer Agreement Checklist

Material Transfer Agreements are used to document the transfer of a drug or material from one entity to another--either to transfer a drug or material away from our laboratories or to receive a drug or material into our laboratories. We refer to these as "University Transferring" and "University Receiving," respectively.

 

Utilize one of the standard Material Transfer Agreements to document University Transfers. We generally do not recommend substantive alterations to these standards be accepted. On the other hand, most University Receiving agreements involve editing the provider-submitted agreement. Use this Checklist to analyze provider agreements to conform them to the requirements of the Regents' Rules and Regulations regarding intellectual property.

 

Please check the boxes below if the answer to the question is YES.

 

1. Does the agreement retain the University's right to publish?

2. Does the agreement grant the Material provider ownership of or a royalty-free license in University inventions resulting from the investigator's use of the Material?

 

If the agreement you are reviewing grants the Material provider ownership of or a royalty-free license in University inventions resulting from the investigator's use of the Material, answer the following questions about extenuating circumstances that may apply. If the Agreement does not grant such rights to the Material provider, skip the questions below and go to Question 3.

 

Is there another source for the material?

Is there a likelihood of an invention?

Is the research important to the investigator and does the research comports well within the University's research mission?

3. Does the agreement require the University to indemnify the Material provider?

 

Please direct questions or comments regarding this page to BethLynn Maxwell.

 

Last Updated: September 25, 2011