MTAs are agreements that allow researchers to either receive or transfer research materials critical to carrying on their research.
MTAs outline the conditions, terms, limitations on the use of the material and what happens to any discoveries (intellectual property) that are made using that research material. They address liability and indemnification issues, patent rights, rights to publish and controls over using the materials in other research.
Data transfer (or data access or sharing) agreements govern the transfer of data from one institution to another. It is imperative that these are reviewed by the TDO to ensure that identifiable data is protected and the transfer complies with applicable privacy legislation.
The TDO negotiates and signs MTAs and DTAs on behalf of BC Cancer. For more information please contact us at