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Inventor Portal

Our new and improved Inventor Portal provides the Harvard research community a single point of entry to OTD’s online systems. Report of Innovation (ROI) forms and Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) request forms can be accessed from a single dashboard, and Harvard inventors can now access and track patent application information if they are listed as contributors on an ROI.

Upon first access you will need to please request credentials for the system. If your need is more urgent, please call us at (617) 495-3067.

Access the new Inventor Portal

Report of Innovation (ROI)

Our online form for reporting your discovery allows our intellectual property specialists and business development experts to help you assess your idea or discovery. For your security and confidentiality, the ROI form requires login to the Inventor Portal.

Get started: Learn More About the ROI Process

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) specify the rights, obligations, and restrictions of both the providing and receiving parties with respect to issues such as ownership, publication, intellectual property and permitted use and liability. These agreements can be requested through the Inventor Portal.

Get started: Learn More About the MTA Process

Policies and Procedures

Here you will find Harvard University's IP Policy, as well as additional policies and procedures.

Get Started: Statement of Policy in Regard to Intellectual Property