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Incoming Material Transfer Agreements

Incoming Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) usually require an authorized signature from CoMotion and a signature from the UW Principal Investigator (PI) receiving the material, indicating that the UW PI has read and understood the terms of the MTA. The terms of the MTA may need to be negotiated to comply with UW policy, Washington state law, federal law, funding obligations, and any other obligations under MTAs with other parties.


  1. Before signing an MTA, please review it to ensure the terms are satisfactory.
  2. To obtain an authorized signature, please fill out theĀ MTA Questionnaire
  3. Once the MTA Questionnaire is submitted, please send the MTA to the Agreements Group. The MTA can be uploaded in the MTA Questionnaire, or it can be sent by e-mail (, fax (206-685-4767), or campus mail (Box 354990). Be sure to include the description and proposed use of the material and the contact information for the provider.
  4. The UW researcher is responsible for arranging the physical shipping of the material with the provider.