“UTRF fills a vital role in protecting and advancing the intellectual contributions of the faculty and staff at UT. Thanks to their expertise and proactive commitment to researchers, I was able to leave the pesky work of protecting and promoting my invention in their hands so I could get back to the joy and adventure of inventing.”

Jacqueline C. Whittemore, Assistant Professor, UT College of Veterinary Medicine

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

MTAs are contracts that govern the transfer of tangible research materials between two or more organizations (universities, non-profit entities, or for-profit entities) for research purposes. The MTA contains terms and defines the rights of the provider and the recipient of the original materials and any derivatives made from those materials.