Material Transfer Agreements
Outgoing Material Transfer Agreements
Before a faculty member can arrange to ship biological, chemical or radioactive materials to an outside party for research, certain procedures must be followed.
Outgoing Agreements – Step 1
The faculty member must completely fill out a Request for Outgoing Materials form, which is available on the web site for the Office of Legal Affairs (bottom of page) or University Research Services and Administration at https://research.gsu.edu/economic-development/technology-transfer/forms/. The completed form should be sent to the Office of Legal Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Legal Affairs will alert the Office of Research Integrity to the request.
Outgoing Agreements – Step 2
The Office of Legal Affairs will review the Request for Outgoing Materials to determine if there are any potential legal issues involving the proposed provision of the materials. As part of the review, the legal staff will check a database for federal regulations that could prohibit us from providing the materials to the designated recipient. Restrictions may apply to either the materials or the recipient indicated in the Request for Outgoing Materials. In order to complete this review, the legal affairs staff may need to contact the faculty member for additional information.
Outgoing Agreements – Step 3
If there are no legal obstacles to the transfer, the Office of Legal Affairs will prepare a Material Transfer Agreement and send it to the appropriate person at the recipient’s institution. The other party may request revisions to the agreement. The Office of Legal Affairs will work with the other party in an attempt to reach an agreement that is satisfactory to both. If successful, the recipient institution will be asked to sign the agreement and e-mail it to the Office of Legal Affairs. We will then present it to the Chair of the Georgia State University Research Foundation for countersignature.
Incoming Material Transfer Agreements
If a faculty member wishes to receive material from an outside party, the other party should provide a material transfer agreement pertaining to the substances that will be sent to the University.
Incoming Agreements – Step 1
Please send any such agreement, along with a completed Routing Form for Incoming MTAs to the Office of Legal Affairs at email@example.com for review. The legal staff will forward the Routing Form to Institutional Biosafety for review. The legal staff will work with the other party to reach an agreement that is satisfactory to both sides.
Outgoing MTARequest for Outgoing Materials Routing Form (updated 10-22-14) – Use this form to initiate the process of obtaining a Material Transfer agreement for materials you wish to provide to another entity.
Please send any Material Transfer Agreement s to Legal Affairs for review. All Material Transfer Agreements must be signed by the Vice President of Research (if the University is a party) or the Chair of the Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc..
Incoming MTARouting-Form-for-Incoming-MTAs-Required – Use this form to facilitate the processing of an agreement for materials you wish to receive from another entity.