It is important that they are completed before the material or data is actually transferred. Unfortunately, these agreements are sometimes of low priority for other institutions, so advance notice can help us meet your deadlines. To initiate this process, send a completed application form to the UC Davis InnovationAccess Material Transfer Team. You can contact MTA@ucdavis.edu for help filling out the form. The transfer of material from UCLA to a for-profit organization for the use or support of a commercial product or service instead of a research purpose requires special treatment in order to protect the interests of the Principal Investigator and UCLA. Please visit the Transfer of Material for Commercial Purposes section on our website for assistance. UCLA onlineMTA is a central website for filing all applications for the receipt or transmission of materials for research purposes via a new convenient web form. The online MTA website also allows investigators to track the status of their pending and closed MTA applications filed after 1 July 2009. If you wish to transfer or obtain research material or raw data (but not copyrighted databases) with another researcher or company, non-profit or commercial, prior agreement is required. The goal is to avoid any misunderstanding about who has what rights, what concerns the material, to tackle liability in case of errors or problems that may arise and to ensure that you can publish within the framework of academic freedom.
The most common way to do this is through a Hardware Transfer Agreement (MTA) or Data Transfer Agreement (DTA). In the field of intellectual property, the enterprise often wishes to hold all rights – title and interest – to inventions resulting from the use of the material; an unacceptable position for the university. When companies request research material from UCLA. Companies often request samples of research material. These applications are processed in different ways, depending on the following: the material is not patentable, the material is currently patented by UCLA, or the material is not yet patented (or known to the public) and has possible commercial value. These modes of transmission are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. After receiving your material transfer request, we will focus on speeding up the verification, negotiation and execution of the contract in order to facilitate the transfer. Our practice is “first-in, first-out”, to ensure that substantial steps are taken to respond to your material transfer request within one business day of assignment to a ucla TDG team member. In the area of licensing, companies may require a free license, exclusive or not for our future patent rights, which does not prompt us to file patents on the work done with their material. In addition to a few brief details about the proposed transfer, you can download any contractual or other documents provided by the party sending the material, as well as the necessary financial disclosure forms or other necessary administrative authorizations.
When university researchers receive requests from colleagues for samples of research material. The Agency`s sponsors (mainly LESH) often require that research materials generated by funded research be made available to other researchers. . . .