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Material Transfer Agreements

About These Documents

A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract between the provider of material and the recipient. It grants the recipient a licence to use the proprietary material and ensures that both parties understand how the materials can be used. MTAs govern issues such as ownership of derivatives and modifications of the materials, the transfer of risk, limits on use, confidentiality of information in relation to the materials and rights to inventions, and research results arising out of use of the materials. Just as research sponsorship agreements and confidentiality agreements can affect the ownership and dissemination of research results, so too can MTAs.

Process

All agreements must be reviewed by the Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) to make sure they comply with U of T policies, before they are sent to the third party.

The fastest way to get a MTA signed by U of T is to use the standard university template, found below. This will help to reduce negotiation times. To request an MTA:

Following the execution of the research agreement, all project participants will be expected to complete a Confidential Information & Intellectual Property (“CIIP”) Agreement.

Downloads

Biological Material Transfer Agreement Biological Material Transfer Agreement for Evaluation Purposes Biological Material Transfer Agreement for Research Purposes

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