Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
The NHMO DNA Bank and Bird Collection has adopted the Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) provided by CETAF (the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities), with some local adaptations. These are available as PDF forms below.
Loan of samples
- From the DNA Bank: please use MTA1 (version 01.02.2019)
- From the Bird Collection: please use MTA2 (version 01.02.2019)
Fill in your details on page 2 (preferably by filling in and saving the form electronically), then print out pages 5 and 10 and sign these (all other fields will be filled in by the provider, if relevant).
Scan the signed pages and include these, along with the rest of the MTA, with the loan request to the NHMO DNA Bank or Bird Collection. A completed version of the MTA will be returned together with other loan documents.
Submission of samples
For submission of samples collected by other than NHMO staff, or collected by NHMO staff during periods when they were not associated with the NHMO.
- Please use MTA3 (version 13.09.2018).
Fill in all relevant fields (preferably by filling in and saving the form electronically), then print out pages 5 and 10 and sign these.
Scan the signed pages and send these, along with the rest of the MTA, to the NHMO DNA Bank.