Material Transfer Agreement

All information on MTA submission can be found on this page.

Do you have human-derived materials?
(Examples of human-specimen includes: human tissue, human cell lines, bacterial or viral isolates from patients)


Research Agreement Request Portal

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Check the MTAShare™ Quick Guide for useful information on how to submit the form through the MTAShare portal.

Important Notes

MTAShare™¬†will be rolled out in phases (Complete roll out plan, info sessions, office hours)

  • Phase I: As of November 1st, Einstein REQUIRED any academic outgoing non-human material requests be routed through MTAShare™
  • Phase II: As of April 24th, 2023, Einstein REQUIRES ALL academic non-human material requests (both outgoing and incoming) be routed through MTAShare™
  • During this period, all human material requests should continue to be submitted via RARP

Next phases of roll outs will include:

  • Phase III: All MTAs (including human material) [Date TBA]

Access MTAShare Portal (only non-human derived MTAs)

MTAs with non-profit and Academic Institution

MTAs with non-profit and Academic Institution

For most published non-human research material being requested by academic and other non-profit institutions, the request may be directed to download Einstein’s standard MTA template from the link below. The requestor should provide the requested information and return the MTA to Einstein signed by the Recipient Scientist and by an authorized representative of the Recipient Scientist’s institution

MTAShare™ Quick Guide

(For patented/patent-pending or other proprietary research material, a more tailored agreement may be needed. Please reach out to with such request.)

MTAs with Industry

Exchange of materials to and from industry is managed on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to with such request. When negotiating acceptable terms, the Office of Biotechnology and Business Development’s role in the process is to ensure that such MTAs are in compliance with Einstein policy (see link below) and NIH guidelines, as well as our existing obligations to any third parties. It’s our intent to protect the best interests of both Einstein and our faculty inventors in these negotiations.

MTAShare™ Quick Guide

Contact Information

Contact / 718.430.3357 Or visit us at Belfer Building Rm#908