A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) protects biological materials and tangible research products provided either to or by the laboratory. This is an agreement that biological materials and tangible research products provided by one party to another will be protected from further transmittal. MTAs are important since they specify the rights, obligations, and restrictions of both the providing and receiving institutions with respect to issues such as ownership, publication, intellectual property, and permitted use and liability. The agreement normally requires return or destruction of materials and products at the end of the agreement.
|Description: A lab and other entity agree to protect biological materials.|
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