of Research and Project Administration
Transfer Policies, Documents and Forms
Material Transfer Agreements are entered into as a means of
protecting the intellectual and property rights of both parties. Agreements
between academic institutions or academic and not-for-profit institutions are
generally the quickest to execute. However, agreements involving industry often
take longer to complete because they frequently contain language that attemps
to restrict the scientist's rights to publish and own inventions. These matters
must be appropriately negotiated so that the scientist's current and future
research, and the University's pre-existing obligations are not compromised.
Rochester Policy on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
For information regarding Government regulations:
Here is a link to Bayh-Dole through AUTM:
You can also access the COGR brochure
Documents and Forms
Transfer Agreement Checklists
Receiving Materials (word or pdf )
Sending Materials (word or pdf )
Confidential Disclosure (word or pdf )
A legal agreement that preserves confidentiality
and protects information disclosed between the University of Rochester and
any third party.
(word or pdf)
A legal agreement between a provider and a recipient of any research
material. Its goal is to protect the rights of the provider while allowing
academic research to proceed unhindered.
For Industry (example)
For Researchers (example)
Simple Letter Agreement (example)
The University of Rochester Department of Environmental Health and Safety has developed a Shipping Procedure, a series of Frequently Asked Questions (Shipping FAQs), and training program to assist you with shipping biological materials and with regulatory compliance. The program can be accessed at the flowing link:
For additional information/questions regarding Material Transfer
Agreements, please contact a ORPA Material Transfer Agreement Administrator:
Jena Ashley (ext.
Gila Balman (ext.
The mailing address of the Material Transfer Office is:
518 Hylan Bldg.* (map)
RC Box 270140
Rochester, NY 14627
*Campus parking is available at the meters on Wilson Blvd. or there are two spaces (15 min. w/flashers on) in the Wallis Bldg. lot
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Donna Beyea, Material Transfer Agreement Administrator