Sending or Receiving Material
When transferring materials into or outside of KU, a material transfer agreement (MTA) document is necessary. The first step is to fill out an inbound or outbound material transfer questionnaire. Email the completed questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you if we need more information and to let you know when the agreement is executed. If you are receiving research material and have been sent a draft material transfer agreement by the provider of the material, please send that document along with your completed questionnaire.
Types of Material Transfer Agreements
There are three main types of MTA agreements:
Transfer between academic/research institutions
Transfers from academia to industry
Transfer from industry to academia
Innovation and collaboration is fundamental to KU’s global outreach. US and international laws governing technology transfers are complex and impact patent applications, licensing, and research agreements We are committed to complying with all laws and regulations that govern our international activities including those foreign visitors and employees who work and participate in projects on all KU campuses. KUIC works closely with the General Counsel’s Office and Export-Import control team. To ensure compliance, investigators, entrepreneurs, and future CEOs are encouraged to use their services early in project development.
General Counsel's Office