Material/Data Transfer Agreements are required anytime UM personnel send any materials, data or devices to another collaborator or institution. These agreements help to ensure that faculty and employees receive the credit for the intellectual property shared.
MTAs specify the rights, obligations, and restrictions of both the providing and receiving parties addressing issues such as ownership, publication, intellectual property and permitted use and liability.
Data transfer agreements work similarly, but protect intangible data, such as measurements from a study.
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