Biological and other materials are often proprietary. Researchers wishing to transfer materials from their TAU laboratory to academic institutions, research institutes or for-profit organizations, etc. need to determine whether the materials are proprietary (i.e, are claimed in any patents handled by Ramot or are involved in any commercialization efforts by Ramot) and proceed accordingly: In the case of non-proprietary materials not being used in any project in which Ramot is involved, researchers should use the Simple Form Material Transfer Agreement, found below, to cover the conditions of the transfer. Such agreement is signed and handled by the Vice President of Research and Development of TAU. Researchers should also fill out the form found below and submit it to the office of the Vice President of Research and Development, together with the agreement. In the case of proprietary materials, researchers should consult with Ramot, which will prepare an appropriate material agreement.
Requesting materials from other organizations, whether academic institutions, research institutes or for-profit organizations, generally involves signing (and having TAU sign) an MTA sent by the supplying organization. As MTAs contain provisions limiting the right to use the material and may contain provisions limiting the right to publish the results of research and/or granting rights in the results of TAU research to the other organization, the receiving TAU researcher should forward the MTA to the office of the Vice President of Research and Development of TAU for review, negotiation and signature.