Should you decide to transfer or receive materials such as antibodies or cell lines, the Office of Technology Licensing will be happy to work with you to execute a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) to ensure all intellectual property rights are defined prior to the transfer. MTAs protect your intellectual property rights when you exchange biological, chemical or other materials, including cell lines, plasmids, vectors, transgenic mice or chemical compounds with other organizations. OTL assists researchers in executing hundreds of MTAs each year and can help you in expediting this process to ensure your rights are protected. Please note: Only authorized university administrators can sign these agreements. (Deans and Chairs are not authorized administrators). To request an MTA form, contact MTA Coordinator Sharon Lu, (352) 392- 8929.
If you are a strong student with a background in science and an interest in tech transfer, consider a position as a fellow for Material Transfer Agreements. The office typically hires only one MTA fellow per year. Read more about the position