Formalize your Agreements

Secure your relevant rights and results in collaborations and other interactions

We will work with you to draft and negotiate the necessary arrangements that protect your rights on results arising from collaborations and exchanges of proprietary materials and information.

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

MTAs govern the transfer of tangible research materials (e.g. plasmids, antibodies, cells and mouse strains, chemical compounds, etc.) between two organizations.
Please use our standard outgoing MTA form below to transfer proprietary materials of your group to another research group in academia.
Be aware that for any other request, i.e. for any incoming MTA, if you get a request for modification of the standard form, or if you need to transfer materials to a third party for purposes other than research (including the transfer to a for-profit organization), you should contact your TBDO manager before proceeding to any exchange of materials.

Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs)

Also known as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), these contracts govern the exchange of confidential information between two or more organizations. Usually exchanges are reciprocal, but it can also be that one party discloses confidential information unilaterally to the other party for a given purpose.
Please use any of the two standard forms below to formalize the disclosure of confidential information of your group to another research group in academia.
Be aware that for any other request, i.e. for any incoming CDA, if you get a request for modification of the standard form, or for any other potential transfer of confidential information, you should contact your TBDO manager before proceeding to any exchange of information.

 

Research Collaboration Agreements (RCAs)

RCAs govern the collaboration between two or more organizations, by facilitating the exchange of materials and information between the collaborating groups, and by setting the rules regarding ownership, contributions, publication, protection and exploitation of relevant research results arising from the collaboration.
Please contact your TBDO manager to formalize any collaboration between your group and any other group in industry or academia. Likewise, do please refer any incoming research collaboration agreement or similar to your TBDO manager.
For collaboration with other academic institutions you may use this form:

Please be aware that agreements related to your work at CRG can only be negotiated and signed by the persons at CRG duly authorized to do so. It is not advised to initiate certain collaborations, transfer proprietary materials, or disclose confidential information of your laboratory to third parties without the establishment of the corresponding formal agreements.

Please also be aware, and let your partners know, that any request for modification of the standard agreements may delay the signature process and, as a consequence, the exchange of materials and/or information.

  • Learn more about Agreements through our FAQs .