Materials Request

Academic Partners Requesting an MTA: 

Have you recently reached out to a UHN researcher with respect to a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)? If so, please ensure you have provided: 

  • Full contact information including your name, company name, email address and mailing address
  • A list of other parties involved including their complete contact information
  • An outline of the material, equipment or data being exchanged
  • Any important deadlines to consider
  • Full name of the Principal Investigator (PI) at UHN you are working with

Our researchers will be in touch with our MTA team to facilitate your request.

If you need assistance with a request for materials, and this is your initial point of contact, please reach out to us at , providing the information above and the name of the UHN PI you are working with. 

Are you involved in COVID-19 Research? You’re invited to join our national initiative!

If you are a Canadian hospital, university, or federal/provincial government entity or other not-for-profit organization  in Canada, we have developed and would be pleased if you considered joining the “COVID Master Data & Biological Sample Transfer Agreement.”

This simple to use, streamlined template allows for inter-institutional COVID research (both basic and clinical) to be streamlined across the country. 

The template has been achieved through ‘easy to agree’ terms, and a simple ‘implementing form’ approach which allows flexibility for additional and/or overriding language to suit each situation if necessary, and we are pleased to extend its adoption widely.

In fact, at least 40 institutions across Ontario and beyond have joined the shared template model since the initiative began in 2020.

Read the original master agreement here.

Interested in joining?

Download the Joinder Letter Here

Already a signatory?

If your institution is a signatory to the COVID D/MTA, you can use this expedited agreement process.

Download the easy to use template here.

You can view the list of participating organizations here.


TAHSN Simple Data/Material Transfer and Use Agreement

The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), of which UHN is a member, comprises academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care in and around the greater Toronto area.

All members share a joint mission of health and biomedical-related research and work cooperatively to facilitate and enhance collaboration among researchers. As part of a collaborative initiative among the TAHSN institutions, a simple D/MTA template has been adopted for common use with the aim of enhancing research partnerships, through an efficient and timely exchange of research data and materials across our institutions and researchers.

For more information:

You can access the common TAHSN template & guidelines here: