Offices of Biotechnology and Business Development

MTA Process

The Office of Biotechnology Material Transfer (MTA) Process

If you are requesting incoming material, proceed to (A) Incoming Material Process.  If not, proceed to (B) Outgoing Material Process  Please review the following steps and questions to ensure that you are complying with the Office of Biotechnology Material Transfer Process.

 

(A) Incoming Material Process 

1. Is the material in the proposed transfer hazardous?

If yes, contact the office of biotechnology for further direction.  If no, proceed to #2.

2. Does the proposed transfer involve materials of human origin?

If the answer to #2 is yes, proceed to #3. Otherwise, skip to #4.

3. Please take the MTA and CCI Incoming Materials Cover Sheet to the Committee on Clinical Investigations (CCI) for approval.  After CCI has completed the CCI Incoming Materials Cover Sheet, proceed to #4.

4. Forward proposed MTA and company/institution contact information to the office of biotechnology (Belfer Building, room 908, or mta@einstein.yu.edu).  The office of biotechnology will review the agreement to ensure the terms are acceptable. If they are not, the Office will contact the company. Once the terms are agreeable, the office will notify you and ask you to sign the agreement as "recipient scientist."

5. Forward two copies of the MTA signed by the recipient scientist to the office of biotechnology (Belfer Building, room 908 or fax to 718.430.8938). The director of the office of biotechnology will sign this agreement on behalf of the institution.

 

(B) Outgoing Material Process 

1.  Is this request from a for-profit company?

If the answer to #1 is yes, proceed to #2.  If no, proceed to #3. 

2.  Inform the office of biotechnology of the proposed request and forward the company contact information to the office (Belfer Building, room 908, or reagents@einstein.yu.edu).  Einstein provides research tools to industry and negotiates non-exclusive licenses that typically include license fees. Income from such licenses is treated in accordance with the Patent Policy. The office will contact the company to negotiate fair terms on such an agreement. Once the terms are agreed upon, the office will notify you.

3.  Academic and nonprofit institutions that request material may be directed to download Einstein's MTA directly from this office's website. If the terms are acceptable, the requestor should provide the requested information and return two copies of the MTA to Einstein signed by the recipient scientist and by an authorized representative of the recipient scientist's institution. Once this is received, please forward two copies of the MTA to the office of biotechnology (Belfer Building, room 908 or fax to 718.430.8938). The office will review the request, and the director of the office of biotechnology will sign and execute this agreement on behalf of the institution. Once this is executed, you can transfer the materials referenced in the agreement.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact us:


Office of Biotechnology

Room 908, Belfer Building
Tel: 718.430.3357
Fax: 718.430.8938
mta@einstein.yu.edu 

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