Industry Documents & Templates
- Confidential Disclosure Agreement
- Material Transfer Agreements
- Collaboration Agreements
Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) Template
All CDAs governing the exchange of proprietary or confidential information involving UHN researchers must be reviewed by TDC. Use of the UHN template will ensure faster review of the agreement.
To transfer and protect confidential information shared between two parties, please use UHN's Confidential Disclosure Agreement template.
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) Templates
Any material (such as cell lines, transgenic mice, DNA, human tissue, etc.) brought into or sent out of UHN for research purposes requires an MTA. TDC must review and approve all MTAs prior to the transfer of any such materials. The following templates are intended for use by universities and not-for-profit organizations.
Choose the correct template by answering the questions below. To submit your completed MTA, or for any questions, please contact TDC at MTAs@uhnresearch.ca.
What is the source of material?
Human Derived (e.g. blood, urine, tissue, or derivatives such as DNA/RNA)
Were samples collected as part of an ongoing clinical trial?
Mouse (non-PDX; e.g. transgenic, knockout mice)
Please use the UHN MTA Mouse Transfer template
Other Biological Sources (e.g. plasmids, vectors, antibodies, phages)
Please use the UHN MTA Other Biological Material template
PDX (e.g. xenografts or tissue derived from xenografts)
PDX models (or derivatives) require special consideration. Please contact MTAs@uhnresearch.ca to request transfer of PDX materials.
For materials not mentioned here, including equipment, please contact MTAs@uhnresearch.ca.
Collaborating with UHN
Industry collaboration with UHN Researchers is integral to the success of research at UHN. While each collaboration agreement must be customized, please reference our template contracts below to better understand our standard terms.
Service Agreements (SA)
Service Agreements are used when industry, government or another non-academic third party (ie, the requestor) is looking to engage a UHN investigator, or team, to perform research tasks on behalf of the requestor. UHN investigators tend to prefer more collaborative arrangements, such as Sponsored Research Agreements.
Sponsored Research Agreements (SRA)
Sponsored Research Agreements are used when industry, government or another non-academic third party (ie, the sponsor) wishes to work collaboratively with a UHN investigator, or team, to pursue a project of mutual interest, and is willing to provide financial support in pursuit of the project.
Both Service Agreements and Sponsored Research Agreements are subject to institutional overhead, at a rate of 40%. Please contact TDC to discuss the details of your situation or interest in collaborative research at UHN.