The following section describes the types of agreements that our office verifies and templates are available. If you have any questions, please contact the TTO at TTD@cdc.gov. Scientific papers transferred between Cleveland State University and another organization must be formally covered by a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). An MTA is an agreement governing the transfer of research material between two organizations when the recipient intends to use it for its own research purposes. Please note that TTO will not be able to process your contract until we receive your completed evaluation form. IAAs are similar to CRADA (Research and Development Cooperation Agreements), although IAs are normally agreements made on the basis of the results of an invention, unlike what happened before the research began. The TTO reviews and negotiates the intellectual property terms of sponsored research agreements. The terms of federal grants are generally simple and acceptable to the university. The university cannot assign intellectual property without exceptional circumstances, but has extensive experience in negotiating IP terms with large and small companies. A confidentiality agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement, is a binding contract that governs the exchange of proprietary or confidential information.
The CWRU Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is responsible for the verification and negotiation of Material Transfer Contracts (EPAs) and Data Use Agreements (AEDs). We help you prepare and implement these documents. Any MTA or DUA must be signed by an authorized signatory of the university; This can only be done through the TTO. Sponsored Research Agreements (SRAs) govern research funded at Cleveland State University. The TTO negotiates SRAs when a company or public body makes funds available to the university for a given project and the company expects the research to have some form of intellectual property rights. . . .