Material Transfer Agreements

Instructions

  1. Choose, from the sections below, whether to Request Materials from NIDCR or Provide Materials to NIDCR.
  2. Select the appropriate agreement.
  3. Fill out the agreement with your information.
  4. Send the agreement to the NIDCR investigator.
  5. If the NIDCR investigator needs assistance, they will submit a SharePoint request to generate a tracking number.  The NIDCR Tech Transfer office will contact you at that time to assist with the transfer.

Request Materials from NIDCR

Research materials, excluding samples from humans or live mice
For non-human research materials, fill out the Implementing Letter for the Uniform Biological Materials Transfer Agreement (UBMTA).  This agreement is accepted among most universities, non-profit institutions, and government agencies.

Mouse Transfers

The Material Transfer Agreement for Transgenic Organisms (MTA-TO) is used to transfer modified alleles, usually found in a transgenic mouse.

Special Circumstances

The Simple Letter Agreement (SLA) may be used in special circumstances such as

  • The recipient will further distribute the materials;
  • The research materials will be used in Human Subjects research (but not in humans); or
  • The NIDCR investigator requires a research plan because availability is limited or some other reason.
  • SLA for Special Circumstances

Human Materials from a Protocol

Under NIH policy, the Material Transfer Agreement for the Transfer of Human Materials for Non-Profit Research Purposes (hMTA) is required for transfer of human materials from NIDCR.

Provide Materials to NIDCR

Uniform Biological Materials Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) Implementing Letter: An agreement with commonly accepted terms and signatures on file. The provider must be a signatory on the UBMTA Master Agreement.

 

Material Transfer Agreement for the Transfer of Human Materials for Non-Profit Research Purposes (hMTA):  A NIH Technology Transfer Policy Board (TTPB) approved agreement for transferring human materials.

 

Last Reviewed
July 2018