MTAs

Automating Material Transfer Agreements

In the spring of 2014, Vanderbilt University launched MTAShare, an automated system for managing and processing Material Transfer Agreements. Watch the short video to the right and click here to see the benefits of this automated system and learn about future phases.

Update: When will MTAShare be available to others?

MTAShare has been in use at Vanderbilt University to transfer research materials from Vanderbilt labs to other not-for-profit institutions since February, 2014. CTTC is currently seeking support to enable other institutions to utilize MTAShare, which we hope to have in place soon. 


Four Types of MTAs processed:

MTAs with Not-for-Profits

Outbound

Vanderbilt researchers sending materials to an academic or not-for-profit institution are now to use our automated system, MTAShare.

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Inbound

For now, Vanderbilt researchers receiving materials from an academic or not-for-profit institution should continue to submit the MTA to CTTC via email to:

mtashare@vanderbilt.edu.

MTAs with Industry

Outbound

For-profit companies wanting to receive materials from Vanderbilt should contact CTTC to request a Non-Exclusive Materials License Agreement.

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Inbound

Vanderbilt researchers receiving materials from a for-profit company should submit the MTA, along with the name of a contact person at the company to CTTC. Such MTAs often have more restrictive terms and conditions and require more careful negotiations.