Currently, regulated genetic resource transfers are not managed consistently or globally within countries or at the international level. This leaves uncertainty as to what to include in a transfer agreement between a member of the BIO. The purpose of this “material transfer agreement model” (model) is to provide an overview of a transfer agreement in accordance with the best practices outlined in the guidelines. This model can be incorporated into a bioprospecting agreement; It may form the basis of a transfer contract concluded after the completion of the collection activities under a bio-prospectus contract; or may substitute for a bioprospecting agreement when a BIO member searches for a regulated genetic resource or a group of regulated genetic resources from an ex situ1 operation. This example is based on a model from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). For more information, please contact Enterprise – Innovation. SBP Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) Models provide for the transfer and use of biological materials or biological resources (i.e. biological materials and associated data) provided by a supplier to a non-profit third party wishing to use this material for research purposes. The models will be used by swiss Biobanking Platform (SBP) partners who adhere to the principles of governance of current ethical and legal requirements and comply with professional biobanking standards as set out in their biobanking regulations. Their use is limited to exchanges between academic institutions and is not suitable for exchanges between for-profit organizations.
By executing an implementation letter in the attached form indicating the materials to be transmitted, this organization undertakes to be bound by the terms and conditions of the “UBMTA”, which was published in the Federal Register on March 8, 1995. Genetic resources” non-human materials of animal, plant or microbial origin containing units of functional heredity. MATERIAL: original material, descendants and derivatives unchanged. The material must not contain: a) modifications or b) other substances produced by the recipient through the use of the material, which are not unchanged modifications, offspring or derivatives. (a) all materials obtained by man or of human origin; 1. The general nature of the activities to be carried out with the collected genetic resources (e.g.B. screening for biological properties, growth and analysis of material samples, extraction and isolation of chemical compounds from samples, genomic analysis of the sample). (ii) if the termination is carried out in point 13 (b) or (d) above, the RECIPIENT will stop using the MATERIAL and return or destroy it on instructions from the SUPPLIER.
The RECIPIENT, at its sole discretion, will also destroy the MODIFICATIONS or remain bound by the terms of this contract, as this applies to MODIFICATIONS; 3.2.