Tech Advancement

Material Transfer Agreement

A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract required to transfer or receive materials from an outside entity. The MTA defines the rights of the provider and the recipient with respect to the materials and any derivatives. Biological materials, such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids, and vectors, are the most frequently transferred materials, but MTAs may also be necessary for other research materials such as engineering samples, chemical compounds, and software.

The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) is responsible for the negotiation and completion of these agreements. Only authorized university administrators can execute these agreements.

To obtain an MTA, please email or call 573-882-0275.

Note: If you are shipping chemical, biological, or other potentially hazardous material, please consult MU Environmental Health & Safety: Hazardous Shipping/Transportation. You may be required to contact EHS for approval of your shipment by Business Policy and Procedure 7:040.

Last Updated: February 1, 2019