A copy of this license can be found at creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. The following models are intended to facilitate the exchange of material or human or veterinary resources between academic institutions in Switzerland. The implementation of standard form agreements  is a step towards streamlining MTA processes. The Simple Letter Agreement (SLA) and the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA), developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), are a well-documented attempt to achieve the goal of simplifying exchanges between universities and research institutes. The number of signatories to the UBMTA indicates that there is broad support for the implementation of this initiative. .