9.2 Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)

Policy No: RESEARCH 9.2 
Type of Policy: Administrative
Effective Date: December 2013    
Last Revised: December 2013

Policy Owner: GTRC-IE
Policy Contact: Kevin Wozniak, Executive Director, kevin.wozniak@gtrc.gatech.edu

1. Policy Statement

It is the policy of Georgia Tech that when faculty or staff at Georgia Tech want to send materials to or receive materials from companies, that a Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA) should be utilized.   A MTA clarifies how the materials may be used and defines rights and responsibilities for both the provider and the recipient. The Office of Industry Engagement handles all incoming and outgoing MTAs. http://industry.gatech.edu/researchers/forms/

2. Scope

This policy applies to all Georgia Tech Faculty and Staff.

3. Definition

Material Transfer Agreement A material transfer agreement is a contract between Georgia Tech Research Corporation and another party that governs the transfer of tangible research materials including but not limited to chemicals and biological materials such as cell lines, vectors, and plasmids. The MTA defines the rights of the provider and the recipient with respect to the use of the exchanged material and any derivatives.

4. Related Information

Resource Link
Office of Industry Engagement http://www.industry.gatech.edu

5. Policy History

Revision Date Author Description
01-02-2014 GTRC-IE Rev 1.0