We will always strive to complete our side of the MTA process as quickly as possible. However, an agreement may require further negotiations and measures by the other party, which could take several weeks, especially if they are abroad. If possible, plan for the needs of your materials as far as possible to avoid any delay in your search. All MTAs are ordered by UCL Business (UCLB). For more information on organizing an MTA, please visit www.uclb.com/what-we-do/are-you-a-ucl-researcher/material-transfer-agreements or email mtateam@uclb.com. If you want to send material to a non-UCL researcher, we create an MTA and send it to the recipient for verification. We publish guidelines for both outgoing and incoming material transfers. Therefore, if you would like to send or receive material to a non-UCL researcher, please download the corresponding document on the links to the right of this page. If you need the assistance of an MTA for incoming materials, please complete the MTA application form above or if you wish to provide material to third parties, please complete the due diligence form and forward it to mtateam@uclb.com. 1 The recipient keeps the material in the recipient`s laboratory and ensures that no one but the recipient and authorized staff have access to it. In this agreement, “materials” contain all materials, documents and information that UCL may provide to the recipient as part of or in connection with this Agreement, as well as all derivatives, portions, descendants or improvements.

Please note that the MTA team, although working remotely until further notice, can now assist in the continued processing and implementation of MTA agreements and related requests. However, note that due to the coronavirus pandemic, you may fall a delay (or possibly a suspension) when receiving your materials from the supplier. If possible, you can confirm with your supplier the logistics for receiving the materials before ordering our office to continue with the MTA. Equipment transfer agreements (ATMs) govern the transfer of equipment by the owner or licensee (usually referred to as a “provider”) to a third party (usually referred to as a “recipient”) who may want to use the material for research purposes. A material transfer contract (MTA) is a legally binding contract that is necessary if you intend to transfer research material between two organizations. An MTA ensures that the supplier of materials is recognized as a legitimate owner and that the intellectual property rights of both parties are protected. Examples of materials that may require agreement are: biological materials, crops, antibodies, chemical compounds and even certain types of software. The contract team has the following procedures for verifying and creating MTAs: The CoMotion Agreements Group can help you effectively transfer research material.