In the field of intellectual property, the company often wishes to hold all the rights – titles and interests – of inventions resulting from the use of the material; a position that is not acceptable to the university. When companies request research materials from UCLA. Companies often request samples of research materials. These applications are processed in different ways, depending on: the material is not patentable, the material is currently patented by UCLA, or the material is not yet patented (or publicly) and has a possible commercial value. These transfers are made on a case-by-case basis. It is important that these are completed before the hardware or data is actually transferred. Unfortunately, these agreements are sometimes of little priority for other institutions, so prior notification can help us meet your deadlines. To begin 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. In addition to a few brief details of the proposed transfer, you can download all contracts or other documents provided by the party sending the material, as well as the necessary financial disclosure forms or other necessary administrative authorization.
UCLA onlineMTA is a central website for filing all requests for receiving or transferring material for research purposes through a convenient new web form. The online MTA website will also allow investigators to track the status of their pending and closed MTA applications after July 1, 2009. If the material you receive from a for-profit institution or provide to a for-profit organization is used for trials in a human clinical trial, please contact the representative of the UCLA School of Medicine Clinical Trial, Contracts – Strategic Relations Office (CTC-SR), who is responsible for your department`s assistance. UCLA TDG does not have the delegated authority to negotiate agreements with for-profit companies for the clinical testing of materials. Transferring UCLA equipment to a for-profit organization for the use or support of a commercial product or service instead of a research purpose requires special manipulation to protect the interests of the lead investigator and UCLA. Please visit the Transfer of Materials for Commercial purposes section on our website for help. Principal Investigator receives an e-mail notification identifying the person on the UCLA TDG team associated with your hardware transfer request, and if you have questions at any time and don`t know who you can contact, you can contact UCLAMTA@tdg.ucla.edu. We focus on receiving your material transfer request on the expedited verification, negotiation and execution of the contract to facilitate the transfer. Our firm is first-in, first-out to ensure that substantive action is taken within one business day of being transferred to a member of the UCLA TDG team in response to your request to transfer equipment. In the area of licensing, companies can apply for an unlicensed, exclusive or non-exclusive license for our future patent rights, which does not encourage us to file patents on the work done with their equipment.
Material Transfer Agreements (ATMs) are legal agreements governing the transfer of research materials between two organizations. MTAs include non-commercial research, material assessment and testing. If you wish to transfer or receive physical research material or raw data sets (but no copyrighted databases) to another researcher or company, whether it is a non-profit or a commercial contract, prior agreement is required.