Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (Ubmta)

The use of UBMTA is not mandatory. Depending on the examiner`s decision, the University of Chicago (MTA) equipment transfer agreement can be used. Faculty members who come or leave the UH must have an MTA before transferring materials from other institutions such as plasmids, cell lines, animals, etc., (ii) if the termination is carried out in accordance with point 13 (b) or (d) above, the RECIPIENT will cease to use MATERIAL AND, on instructions from the SUPPLIER, will restore or destroy all remaining materials. The RECIPIENT, at its sole discretion, will also destroy the MODIFICATIONS or remain bound by the terms of this contract, as this applies to MODIFICATIONS; and a material transfer contract (MTA) is a contract that governs the transfer of research material between two organizations when the recipient intends to use it for his or her own research purposes. The MTA defines the rights of the supplier and the rights and obligations of the recipient with respect to materials and all offspring, derivatives or modifications. Biological materials such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids and vectors are the most frequently transferred materials, but MTAs can also be used for other types of materials such as chemical compounds, mouse models and even certain types of software. Under the U.S. Export Control Act, a license may be required from the Bureau of Industry and Security or the Commerce Department for the export of certain materials. For example, human pathogens, zoonoses, toxins, animal pathogens, genetically modified microorganisms, plant pathogens, radioactive materials, magnetic metals, propellants and ceramic materials.

Anyone considering transferring materials controlled by the Commerce Department or the State Department outside the United States should work with UH export control officer Sandy Brown to obtain the necessary license. There are civil and criminal penalties for violations of export management regulations. UBTMA allows signatory institutions to transfer materials through a letter of implementation of each transfer. The execution letter contains a description of the material and a statement indicating that the material is being transferred in accordance with UMBTA conditions. It must be carried out by the recipient researcher and the recipient researcher and receive all the necessary institutional recommendations. When exchanging research materials with other institutions, it is important to understand the context in which these research materials are shared. If our university`s research material is shared with another organization that uses these materials for a research project of its own conception, where our university is neither intellectual nor practical, this transfer would most likely be as an outgoing MTA.