When exchanging research materials with other institutions, it is important to understand the context in which these research materials are shared. If our university`s research material is shared with another organization that uses these materials for a research project of its own conception, where our university is neither intellectual nor practical, this transfer would most likely be as an outgoing MTA. The term ”cooperation” can mean different things to different people. From the office of Sponsored Programs perspective, collaboration occurs when we share our research materials with another entity and work together on a jointly developed project. The agreement chosen for the transfer of research materials is chosen on the basis of cooperation with the recipient institution and a large number of other factors. In order to facilitate broad access to research resources, the university encourages its researchers to consider depositioning university-owned research tools at permanent storage sites for further distribution. Examples may be entities like Jackson Labs or Addgene. Researchers who identify an interest repository that accepts materials can use MyRA to send an MTA (transfer direction – shipment) to the Office of Sponsored Programs for such filings. For any questions about deposits, please contact 412-624-7419. Our university is a signatory to the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) Master Agreement (UBMTA), a contractual mechanism published by NIH on behalf of PHS to facilitate the transfer of biological material between academic institutions. For institutions that have accepted the terms of the UBMTA master contract, it is not necessary to negotiate individual terms for any transfer of a biological material. Instead, a letter of execution is implemented, which refers to both the biological material, the supply agency and the host institution. Where possible, the Clinical/Corporate Contracts Services team will use UBMTA to expedite the transfer of applicable biological materials.
The following table highlights some of the characteristics of outgoing MTAs and collaborations. Pitts Contribution: Practical research, data analysis, experimental design participation of both parties, principles and guidelines often complementary for niH research grants recipients and contracts for the conservation and dissemination of biomedical research resources: Final communiqué, Bundesregister/Vol. 64, No. 246/23 December 1999 Council on Government Relations (COGR), transfer of scientific material: 20 questions and answers (September, 2003) Copy of the Executed University of Pittsburgh UBMTA Master Agreement, Signed July 1, 2008 For incoming MTAs (since the owner of the research equipment will determine the conditions under which he wishes to share the hardware with our university), the IP/IP department should secure the MTA proposed by the owner of the research material that the Clinical/Corporate Contracts Services team processes both incoming MTAs and the location where the university receives research materials from other institutions as well as outgoing MTAs. , where we share the university`s research materials with other institutions.