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

Genetic samples – Blood, tissues (incl. from study skins etc.), DNA extracts etc.

  • Please use MTA1 (version 09.04.2019)

The form should be filled in electronically if possible.

Please fill in your details on page 2, and sign on pages 5 and 10. Signatures can be applied electronically, or by printing pages 5 and 10, signing and then scanning them.

Send the completed MTA (including the scanned pages 5 and 10 if not signed electronically) together with the loan request (see Grant policy) to the NHMO DNA Bank. A completed version of the MTA will be returned together with other loan documents.


Preserved objects – Study skins, mounts, eggs etc.

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.


Published Jan. 13, 2017 8:32 AM - Last modified Apr. 9, 2019 8:26 AM