Introduction to MTAShare

April 17, 2021

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MTAShare™ is a comprehensive, automated system for rapidly creating, processing, executing and managing MTAs through a browser-based web portal. MTAShare utilizes nationally recognized and accepted standardized MTA templates in the automated creation of MTAs, which significantly reduces drafting and negotiation time.

Why MTAShare?

  • Shorter Transaction Times – MTAShare helps with many steps in the Material Transfer Agreement process including: record keeping, and creating the actual agreement based on researcher surveys. It also keeps everyone updated througout each step of the process, all to reduce the time and resources you and your employees spend on Material Transfer Agreements.
  • Reduced Overhead Costs - By saving researchers and administrators time with the MTA process, particularly time spent doing rote clerical work, MTAShare will also reduce overhead costs and researcher frustration. Let’s be honest, most people don’t get into scientific research for the paperwork.
  • Reduced Errors - Automation has, of course, one major added benefit: it drastically reduces the chance for human error. MTAShare greatly decreases the opportunity for human error, only requiring the initial survey for the MTA, administrator review, and recipient review/approval. Every other step is entirely automated.
  • Consistent Record Keeping - Finally, having standardized and assured record keeping for all material transfer agreements is, in itself, desirable. Whether you have a system in place and want to streamline it, or even if you don’t and are looking for consistent record keeping.