MTA Files

Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) Templates

The Technology Development and Commercialization (TDC) office at the University Health Network (UHN) must review and approve all MTAs prior to the transfer of any such materials from or to UHN.  

The following templates are intended for use by UNIVERSITIES and NOT-FOR-PROFIT organizations.  For ALL COMMERCIAL requests please contact:



  1. Agreement: Material transfers into UHN (MTA in)
  2. Agreement: Material transfers from UHN (MTA out)


For MTAs: please ensure that you have either the completed UHN template (MTA out) or the providing party's template (MTA in) AND any REB approval, if required, prior to submitting an MTA request to our office.

Please select the appropriate MTA template for materials sent out from UHN from the table below:


Agreement Type

Material to be Transferred

REB Requirements

Download the below template

1)​ Human Tissue related to Clinical Trial

  1. These transfers need to be co-ordinated with the Clinical Trial Group. Please contact them @  with your CAPCR/REB# to begin the process.
  • Required


2) Human Tissue NOT related to Clinical Trial

  1. Human bodily fluids (i.e., blood, saliva, urine, etc.).
  2. Human biopsy samples (i.e., tumour samples).
  3. Human isolated DNA, RNA, proteins etc. or fragments thereof.


  • Mice or other animals carrying human tumour transplants or other human material contact UHN MTAs @
  • Required
  • The REB has approved the proposed transfer and use of the materials to non-UHN parties.

UHN MTA Human-Derived Sep2518.docx

3) Mice Transfer


  1. Transgenic mice.
  2. Knock-out mice.
  3. Any otherwise altered mice.



Does not include mice carrying human-derived material, e.g., tumour transplants (PDX, xenograft, derived from xenograft, etc.). Transgenic mice carrying human-derived material require either Human Tissue related to Clinical Trial or Human Tissue NOT related to Clinical Trial MTA.

  • Not required

UHN MTA Mouse Transfer Sep2518.docx

4) Biological Material

Research reagents such as:

  1. Non-human biological materials, e.g., DNA, RNA, plasmids, antibodies, proteins, viruses, bacteria, etc.
  2. Modified human cell lines and non-human cell lines.
  3. Buffers and solutions.
  • Not required

UHN Biological Material MTA Sep2518.docx

5) H6c7 pancreatic cell line

  1. H6c7 pancreatic cell line from Dr. Tsao.
  • Not required



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General instructions on how to submit online can be found HERE

If you have any queries regarding MTAs, please call 18-8813 or email

If you have any queries regarding the online access or would like to provide comments or feedback, please call 18-7832 or email