The CDA/MTA/DUA Team assists with material transfer agreements (MTA), confidential disclosure agreements (CDA), and data use agreements (DUA) for the university. They help faculty members protect their intellectual property, transfer data and materials to and from other institutions, and conduct research.
The team works diligently to secure the CDA/MTA/DUA agreements for the university. They execute about a thousand agreements each year and expect to handle many more in the future.
When Audrey Grantz was asked about the future of the CDA/MTA/DUA team, Audrey explained, “In the coming years, I expect to see an exponential growth in DUA requests because of how data is recorded coming out of the pandemic.”
With so many agreements to keep track of, efficient communication and teamwork are vital to the success of the group.
The team has created an environment in which each member can thrive and do their best work.
“We have a great team, and I appreciate how much it has grown and developed over the years,” said Jean Zwier, MTA/CDA/DUA Coordinator. “It’s important to connect with our researchers to help advance their research through the agreements our group handles and protect their intellectual property.”