Material Transfer Agreements and Inter-institutional Agreements

Material Transfer Process and Agreements

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are used for incoming and outgoing materials at the University, and are reviewed, negotiated and executed either by the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) or the Syracuse University Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) on behalf of the Office of Research. These agreements define the terms under which University researchers and outside researchers may share materials, typically for research or evaluation purposes.

Material Transfer Agreements are contracts entered into by the University to facilitate research.

To streamline this process a Material Transfer Intake Form is in development.  Contact the Office of Technology Transfer for immediate requests for MTAs.


Inter-institutional Agreements

When Syracuse University is a joint owner of intellectual property, the contract which governs the joint ownership of that asset is called an Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIA). IIAs define the terms under which two or more entities (generally two universities) will collaborate to assess, protect, market, license, and divide the revenues received from licensing jointly owned intellectual property. Jointly owned property is not uncommon in university settings, and can arise from collaboration among researchers employed by two or more entities.

IIAs are drafted and negotiated by OTT and are executed by the Vice President for Research.