Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
research materials. While terms may vary from one agreement to the next, the
most commonly negotiated elements include: rights and ownership of intellectual
property, publication rights, liability and governance. MTAs cover a wide array
of materials, including animals, new compounds and formulations, genetic constructs, reagents, cell lines, devices, software and
data. MTAs allow researchers to share tangible materials as well as receive materials
without necessarily having to purchase them.
are necessary any time an UMSL researcher wishes to send or receive
materials of a confidential or proprietary nature; material that is infectious,
hazardous or subject to special regulations; material for which the provider is
concerned about potential liability; or material for which the provider wishes
to obtain rights to the results of the research in which the material or
information is to be used.
Contact Tamara Wilgers (314-516-6884) for assistance with an MTA, whether incoming or outgoing.
FEATURED UMSL INNOVATORS
Dr. Bethany Zolman, associate professor of biology, is working on a novel method to increase root size in plants.