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Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

Effective Monday, October 24, 2022, all new requests for Material Transfer Agreements must be submitted in Kuali Research.

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) in Kuali Research

To create a Material Transfer Agreement, you will need access to Kuali Research. For detailed instructions on requesting access, click on the following link: Requesting Kuali Access. You should request the role of Department Proposal Creator. If you already have a role of Department Research Administrator in Kuali, you do not need to request this additional role.

ADDGENE requests DO NOT require a Kuali record. Use this link to take you to the Addgene Request Form

Register for Kuali MTA Training

Log in to Kuali using your Business Systems ID or Active Directory login and password

IMPORTANT NOTE - Historical fully executed agreements can be downloaded from the eMTA system for a limited time. Please do not submit new requests through eMTA. Effective Friday, January 20, 2023 a VPN connection will be required to access the eMTA System when working remotely (not on campus). A VPN connection is not required when working on campus. For VPN instructions or assistance please navigate to the VPN Blink page.

Instructions for downloading fully executed MTAs from the eMTA System.


Download the MTA Training Guide

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.

Related contacts

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 or call (858) 246-3682.