UC Berkeley encourages the transfer of research materials to and from the campus. Physical transfer of regulated materials (i.e. radioactive, hazardous or controlled substances or biohazardous agents) must be done in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Any receipt of such materials by UCB must also comply with these regulations.
Before material can be transferred, a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) must be in place. This ensures that subsequent use, care, and further distribution is regulated and also protects the rights of both parties. Below is further information on MTAs and the correct procedures to follow.
Incoming MTAs are processed by the Industry Alliances Office (IAO) while outgoing MTAs are processed by the Office of Technology Transfer (OTL).