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Verification of Material Transfer Agreement

Effective July 1, 2005, only University of Pittsburgh orders to American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) that request material at or above biosafety level two (BSL-2) must be routed through the Department of Environmental Health and Safety for approval prior to submission to the Purchasing Department for the placement of the order to ATCC.

The following revised procedures are required for all University of Pittsburgh orders to ATCC:

  1. All orders to ATCC must be initiated by a Principal Investigator using a completed original University of Pittsburgh Purchase Requisition (Form #0139). Departments are not permitted to order directly from ATCC under any circumstances.
  2. All requisitions must be accompanied by a completed University of Pittsburgh Verification of Compliance with Material Transfer Agreement form (see below for blank MS Word form).
  3. The Principal Investigator must complete items 1–8 on the Verification of Compliance with Material Transfer Agreement form and forward this form and associated Purchase Requisition to the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Purchasing Services.
  4. If the ATCC order includes material that is biosafety level two or higher as classified on the ATCC website, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) must approve the entire ATCC order.
    1. To obtain EH&S approval, the Principal Investigator must be registered with EH&S. This one-time registration is accomplished by completing an Agent Registration Workbook. Investigators already registered with EH&S are not required to re-register.
    2. Forward all original purchase requisitions and Verification of Compliance with Material Transfer Agreement forms that include BSL-2 or higher materials directly to EH&S at University Public Safety Building (UPSB), fourth Floor.

EH&S will forward the authorized Verification of Compliance with Material Transfer Agreement form and the associated Purchase Requisition to the Purchasing Department for final processing.
In summary, only purchase orders executed by the University's Purchasing Department will be accepted by ATCC. For orders that include materials that are listed by ATCC as BSL-2 or higher, the University Purchase Requisition and Verification of Compliance with Material Transfer Agreement form must be approved by EH&S.

Questions regarding the status of orders or received materials should be directed to Purchasing.

Verification of Compliance with Material Transfer Agreement

Questions

Questions regarding the Verification of Compliance with Material Transfer Agreement form may be directed to EH&S at 412-624-9505.

Questions regarding the status of orders/received materials should be directed to Purchasing.