Common Forms

Invention Disclosure
The purpose of this form is to notify the Global Innovation Institute of your potential invention and serves to establish a legal record of the date of conception of the invention.

Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
When materials are transferred into or out of HSS, a Material Transfer Agreement is needed. MTAs define the rights, obligations, restrictions, and confidential information for both the provider and recipient with respect to the materials and any derivatives. Biological materials, such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids, and vectors, are the most frequently transferred materials, but MTAs may also be used for other types of materials, such as chemical compounds, equipment, data, and even some types of software. We want to protect the investigator’s ability to use and publish research results; protect any existing and potential intellectual property; and define the use of any confidential information and ensure unnecessary risk for the institution.

If you have received an MTA from a company or other institution, please forward the document to the Global Innovation Institute (innovation@hss.edu) for review and signature.

To request an MTA, please click or download the request form and email innovation@hss.edu with the subject line: "MTA request".

MTA Incoming Request Form
MTA Outgoing Request Form

Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA)
Confidential Disclosure Agreements (also referred to as a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)) are needed to protect the intellectual property rights or other confidential information of the Inventors. Before disclosing this information to parties outside of HSS, contact the Global Innovation Institute. We will help draft a CDA and negotiate the agreement. If you have received a CDA from a company or other institution, please forward the document to the Global Innovation Institute (innovation@hss.edu) for review.

To request an MTA agreement, please click or download the request form and email innovation@hss.edu with the subject line: "CDA request".