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Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

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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