Title: Material and Data Transfer Agreements (MTA/DTA)
Speaker: Dr Olga Tzortzatou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens
Date and Time: 3 April 2019, 14:00-15:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Summary: Material and Data Transfer Agreements are crucial contractual documents in health research projects when transferring samples or data. However when is a MTA/DTA really necessary and what should be included? Who has authority to sign these Agreements? Dr Olga Tzortzatou provides an overview of MTA/DTAs and is on hand to answer your questions.
About the Speaker: Dr Olga Tzortzatou, LLD, is a practicing lawyer in the fields of intellectual property and data protection. She has practised law since 2007, and from 2008 she has worked as an in-house legal consultant for the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, mainly assisting and advising on IP and data related issues (patent drafting, litigation etc.). She has also drafted and negotiated consortium and related agreements on behalf of BRFAA in the frame of several national and EU projects (FP7, Horizon 2020, IMI). She obtained her Ph.D from the Law Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2015, her book titled “The protection of the sensitive data in the field of biomedical research” which focuses on ELSI issues in biobanking, was published by the legal editions Sakkoulas. She has been a visiting lecturer in the Medical Schools of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the Democritus University of Thrace on data protection and medical law and has also lectured at the University of Lefkosia at the Cyprus Medical School. She is a member of the Bioethics Committee of BRFAA since January 2016, a trained ethics screener for EU funded projects at the EU Commission Research Executive Agency and a member of the BBMRI-ERIC ELSI team (GDPR, Code of Conduct, Helpdesk TF) representing the Greek node on ELSI issues, since February 2015.
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