Please contact ISR for a registry or observational study agreement In order to improve research on campuses and strengthen research cooperation with industry and other academic institutions, UC Irvine encourages the transfer of biological and other research materials to and from our campus. The physical transfer of regulated materials (i.e. radioactive, hazardous or controlled substances or bio-hazardous agents) must be carried out in accordance with the laws and regulations in force. Any acceptance of these materials by the UCI must also comply with these requirements. A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract that regulates the transfer of research material between two organizations when the recipient intends to use it for its own research purposes. The MTA defines the rights of the supplier and the consignee with regard to any materials and derivatives. Biological materials such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids and vectors are the most frequently transferred materials, but ATMs can also be used for other types of materials such as chemical compounds and even certain types of software. In general, the University of Houston requires MTAs for all incoming or outgoing materials to monitor materials arriving on campus and materials (and to whom) UH. A.A.
is intended to protect the providing organization from potential liability and may even restrict the use and continued distribution of these materials. An MTA may also grant providers certain rights to the results of research intended to use the material or information. For more information or assistance when negotiating material transfer agreements, please contact: EPAs for outgoing materials usually prevent the material supplier from losing control of the material and its use. In the absence of an agreement, the recipient of the material has no legal restrictions on the use of the material or the transmission of the material. Before proprietary or valuable equipment changes ownership, a transfer agreement should be entered into. This protects the rights of both parties and ensures prior agreement for reuse, maintenance and further dissemination. The UC Irvine Research Translation Group (RTG) is responsible for assisting researchers in negotiating and implementing these agreements on behalf of UC Irvine. . . .