Requests For Incoming Tangible Materials
The Office of Research and Development recognizes that you may require tangible materials for your research from sources outside our campus and we want to expedite your request. While facilitating the transfer, Office of Research and Development also wants to protect, where possible and practicable, any technology that may result from your research and to ensure that any agreement conforms to fundamental University policies.
Please start by providing the information requested in the MTA questionnaire (Click on UMBiz on the enterprise menu and use the same User name and password you use for myUMB). Your answers to the questionnaire will give Office of Research and Development much of the information we will need to begin the MTA process. Office of Research and Development may also benefit from contacting you to gain further information.
UM is a signatory for a standardized form of MTA known as the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) (Click on UMBiz on the enterprise menu and use the same User name and password you use for myUMB). When a material is provided by one of a group of signatory institutions, which includes many other universities, the UBMTA may be employed, which expedites the contracting process.
For more information, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shannon Boisseau at the University of Maryland Office of Research and Development.