Many research institutions and non-profit organizations are generally willing to transfer material under the terms of the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA), which was developed on a collaborative basis to facilitate the exchange of research material for non-commercial purposes. An "Implementing Letter" is used to confirm that the recipient has signed the UBMTA and is accepting material under UBMTA terms and conditions.
PASSHE is not a signatory to the UBMTA; therefore it uses a Simple Material Transfer Agreement, a brief, straightforward document which incorporates the essential terms of the UBMTA. Researchers should consult with the University Authorized Official (AO) or designee to initiate a Simple Material Transfer Agreement to receive material. The Simple Agreement must be reviewed by University Legal Counsel and signed by a University official that has contract authority.