Forms and Policies

Forms

Invention Disclosure Form

The Invention Disclosure Form is the first step in a process that could potentially lead to commercialization of your technology. It is designed to elicit information to aid in the reporting of inventions to appropriate outside agencies and in the evaluation of whether to pursue patent protection for the invention.  Please contact the Office of Technology Transfer for a Word version of the form for you to complete.

Creation of Works Disclosure Form

The Creation of Works Disclosure Form is the first step in a process that could potentially lead to commercialization of your creation. It is designed to elicit information to aid in the reporting of creations to appropriate outside agencies and in the evaluation of whether to pursue copyright protection for the creation.  Please contact Office of Technology Transfer for a Word version of the form for you to complete.

Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement

This form may be used to discuss confidential topics in the process of identifying a collaboration opportunity.   Please contact Office of Technology Transfer for instructions or if you need assistance.

Material Transfer Agreement

The sharing of tangible research materials typically requires a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) between the provider and recipient.  An MTA is a legal contract to protect the rights of both entities to set terms and conditions regarding intellectual property, ownership, publication, permitted use, and liability.

What is the process?

The University investigator completes an MTA Request Form. The Office of Technology Transfer and the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) will review the request to determine transfer requirements:

  • Office of Technology Transfer, with General Counsel, determine agreement terms and conditions.
  • Office of Research Compliance determines applicable compliance committee review for materials being transferred to the University.
  • Office of Research Compliance may notify the Conflict of Interest Officer regarding the transfer.
  • Office of Research Compliance may notify Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability if the material may be hazardous.

The investigator works with applicable University departments to complete the transfer requirements. The material is transferred.

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