Material Transfer
ICD can help you obtain and share materials key to your research

A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is needed any time a UCSF investigator sends or receives materials, software or human data into or out of UCSF. ICD is here to help you with this process. See below for instructions on how to obtain an MTA for your transfer.

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Incoming MTAs

Incoming MTAs govern the transfer of material from an outside organization into UCSF for research purposes. Examples of such research material include physical materials such as tissue samples, transgenic mice, cell lines, gene constructs, compounds, antibodies, as well as computer software and data.

Outgoing MTAs

Outgoing MTAs govern the transfer of research materials, software and data developed or collected at UCSF to outside non-profit organizations. Outgoing MTAs for human materials are processed differently than transfers of laboratory research material, data or software.