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Checklist for revising and amending material transfer agreements

Guidelines for reviewing a MTA as used by KU Leuven Research & Development, the TTO of the KU Leuven (Belgium).

Life science research depends on the exchange of (biological) materials between research groups. By now it is common practice that the transfer of a material is accompanied with a material transfer agreement (MTA) governing inter alia the liabilities of the parties with respect to the material and its use as well as the rights of the respective parties on the results obtained using the material. In consequence, each MTA needs to be carefully processed in view of managing accrued liabilities and freedom to operate with respect to future research results obtained using the received material.
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