It is important that these are completed before the hardware or data is actually transferred. Unfortunately, these agreements are sometimes of little priority for other institutions, so prior notification can help us meet your deadlines. To begin this process, send a completed application form to the UC Davis InnovationAccess Material Transfer team. You can contact MTA@ucdavis.edu for help filling out the form. A hardware transfer contract (MTA) is a written contract between two organizations that regulates the transfer of research material, data and databases and software between two organizations. At UCLA, the UCLA Technology Development Group (UCLA TDG) reviews and authorizes inbound and outbound transfers on behalf of UCLA. Material Transfer Agreements (ATMs) are legal agreements governing the transfer of research materials between two organizations. MTAs include non-commercial research, material assessment and testing. If a researcher at UCLA needs materials from a company. University researchers can search for industrial materials for their research, which are always accompanied by an MTA. Because investment and turnover are often important in the industry, an industrial MTA is generally more restrictive than an UBMTA. In the area of licensing, companies can apply for an unlicensed, exclusive or non-exclusive license for our future patent rights, which does not encourage us to file patents on the work done with their equipment.
When companies request research materials from UCLA. Companies often request samples of research materials. These applications are processed in different ways, depending on: the material is not patentable, the material is currently patented by UCLA, or the material is not yet patented (or publicly) and has a possible commercial value. These transfers are made on a case-by-case basis. When scientific researchers receive requests from colleagues for samples of research materials. Agency sponsors (mainly NIH) often require that research materials generated by funded research be made available to other researchers. In response to the desire of federal sponsors to have easy access to research materials, the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) was developed. The UBMTA provides a recording of the transfer of material and prohibits the recipient from transmitting the material to others without the written consent of the hardware supplier.