MTA Policy

POLICY FOR THE TRANSFER OF MATERIALS FROM NIH INTRAMURAL LABORATORIES

INTRODUCTION

MTA's are unique research materials that arise from biomedical research are often essential resources to other researchers. As a valuable resource, these materials must be managed in a way that promotes their responsible and fair distribution. This policy document should be read as complementary to the guidance that can be found in the Guidelines for the Conduct of Research in the Intramural Research Programs at NIH (http://www.nih.gov/science/irnews.htm) and NIH Principles for Sharing Biomedical Research Resources, the “Research Tools Guidelines” (copy available online at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-12-23/pdf/99-33292.pdf).

500 Series: PHS Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) Policy