The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching the electronic Research Materials catalogue (eRMa) to streamline the federal government’s technology transfer process.
“To stay competitive in today’s world, on-line ordering is a requirement. With the launch of this first-of-its kind system, OTT is demonstrating its intention to meet that challenge,” said Mark Rohrbaugh, director of OTT.
According to the press release:
“The new system will streamline the licensing process by:
- Providing a website for companies to find and license unpatented materials using a ready to-go contract
- Allowing a company to pay online through Pay.gov and receive the materials from the lab quickly
- Providing faster turn-around time and simplifying the process for companies to find research materials available from NIH labs.”