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Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

Find links to the eMTA system and related content.

MTA Requests

Please be advised that attention to MTA requests will be delayed and priority review will be given to those requests for exchange of material in support of COVID-19 specific research. All other MTA requests will be reviewed in the order they are received.

To initiate an MTA request for COVID-19 research, follow guidance on MTAs for COVID-19 Research on the MTA FAQs Blink page.

Log in to eMTA

  • Business Systems (SSO) is required to access eMTA to submit and manage your MTA requests

Kuali COI

  • PDF disclosures are no longer accepted by Conflict of Interest
  • If a COI disclosure is required, a Kuali system-generated email will provide next steps

For more information about submitting requests, go to Requesting MTAs.

Definition of an MTA

A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a legal contract that establishes terms, conditions and a record of a transfer of tangible research materials between the owner and a recipient for research purpose, and is required for material coming into and going out of UC San Diego.

Examples of tangible research materials:

  • Mice
  • Plasmids
  • Reagents
  • Human materials (blood, tissue, etc.)
  • Cell lines
  • Vectors
For information or help, email MTAHelpDesk@ucsd.edu or call (858) 246-3682 (eMTA).