We have an ever growing group of investigators around the country and world utilizing our data and specimens. We seek to make this vital resource available to as many investigators as possible while also streamlining the agreement process which can sometimes take quite a bit of time to complete.
We share with large institutions which can have many investigators from different departments and research groups. Since they are working on different grants/projects, the previous strategy would be to initiate a DUA for each request. In order to process the agreements, we were experiencing the same negotiation and re-negotitation of terms between RUSH and the participating institution. Our new process seeks to remedy the problem and saves much time and energy for both parties.
DUA – New process
We will execute a Master DUA between Rush University Medical Center(RUMC)/RADC and an institution once, and then investigators from that institution will execute an exhibit to tether that agreement to their particular request with the RADC.
UBMTA – New Process
The UBMTA Implementing Letter and Additional Terms will be signed once by an investigator and their institution. Once on file, they will use a 1 page exhibit for each biospecimen request. That exhibit contains details on the specimen specifics as well as the title of the project.
It is likely that your institution already has a master DUA on file with the RADC.
Please reach out to our Resource Sharing Coordinator to start the process of your DUA and MTA.
Greg Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org