NIH: Streamlining the Technology Transfer Process

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.”
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