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MTAs are executed when proprietary materials are transferred in or out of Northwestern. Whether for inbound or outbound materials, MTAs are critical documents that require signatures from the Provider(s) and Recipient institution(s) to ensure that each party will comply with the terms of the agreement.
Agreements governing the transfer of all material(s) from an outside organization to Northwestern are handled by the Office of Sponsored Research. The contact email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
A request for Northwestern materials by an outside party should be sent to email@example.com. Investigators should also complete the Outbound Material Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org at the same time.
When an MTA is received by the Principal Investigator (PI) from an outside party in lieu of materials exchange or transfer, the agreement should be emailed to email@example.com. Investigators must also complete the Inbound Material Form, and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org at the same time.
For materials of human origin, please include your IRB approval or exemption letter, if any. MTAs from companies require modification
more frequently than those from non-profit organizations. The
negotiation process can be quite lengthy, so investigators should
plan accordingly when requesting corporate materials.
Northwestern University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with WiCell Research Institute, Inc., for research use of Wisconsin Stem Cells™ developed by Dr. James A. Thomson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Under the terms of this MOU, each Northwestern faculty member wishing to receive the Wisconsin Stem Cells™ into his/her laboratory must make a separate request to WiCell. He/she will then be asked to sign a Simple Letter Agreement acknowledging the terms of the MOU and to pay a fee to cover WiCell's handling and distribution expenses. Details about the Wisconsin Stem Cells™, including instructions for ordering, can be found at WiCell's web site (www.wicell.org).
The MOU places the following restrictions on the use of all Wisconsin Stem Cells™:
It is extremely important that all investigators using WiCell stem cells are aware of these restrictions. It will be the responsibility of each faculty member who signs a Simple Letter Agreement to:
MTA questions, Contact:
Anne Shriner, Senior Contract & Grant Officer
Rubloff Building 7th Floor, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611-3078
Phone: (312) 503-0884 Fax: (312) 503-2234 Email: email@example.com
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