Please contact UABRF when you become involved with the transfer of research materials to a for-profit company. When the materials are being utilized by a for-profit company for research purposes only, generally these are transferred under a Research Tool License Agreement, rather than under a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). This usually requires you to submit an Intellectual Property Disclosure (IPD) to UABRF before we can proceed.
When you are transferring research material to a non-profit organization you must submit two documents; a “UAB Material Transfer Agreement Submission Form for Sending Materials from UAB” and a "UAB Material Transfer Agreement" template (link to forms below). Both forms are required.
The UABRF will negotiate the agreements, manage correspondence, obtain required institutional signatures on the agreement, and provide you with copies of all executed agreements. The submission form provides the essential information used to negotiate a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) to send to the recipient investigator and institution. It also provides information regarding all relevant parties to the agreement. It is helpful for the UABRF to know specific information about the material that is to be provided.
Please note original signatures are required on the UAB MTA Submission Forms, you will need to print the completed form and obtain the necessary signatures. Once the signatures have been obtained please forward the completed form along with the MTA template to: UABRF/MTAs, AB770, 701 20th Street South.
Links to the forms provided below. They are designed so that you may type directly into the form. Please do not save a template to your computer, always get your template from this website.
MTA’s MUST NOT BE PROVIDED TO THE RECIPIENT. UABRF will provide the MTA to the Recipient after review has been concluded and approval has been received.
Click here to download UAB Material Transfer Agreement Submission Form Word format.
Click here to download the UAB Material Transfer Agreement template.
If you experience difficulty with the forms or have questions please notify UABRF at RF Webmaster