Industry Liaison

Data Transfer Agreement (DTA)

When use of research data acquired or generated by Tokyo Tech faculty members for compensation is desired

When there is a request for the use of research data (that are not copyrighted works) acquired or generated by a faculty member in the course of research activities from a partner in a joint research project or other corporation, etc. for compensation, Tokyo Tech and the corporation, etc. will conclude a contract for the use of the research data.

Please note that faculty members are not prevented from exchanging research data (that are not copyrighted works) with outside researchers, etc. in the course of their research activities without compensation, as long as there is no obligation of confidentiality with a third party or violation of law, and a contract through Tokyo Tech is not mandatory. If you need to make a contract, please consult with the Office of Research and Innovation at Tokyo Tech.


1. Request to use research data acquired or generated by a faculty member at Tokyo Tech for compensation.

2. Make the request through the faculty member who acquired the research data to contact the Office of Research and Innovation at Tokyo Tech

3. The faculty member must fill out and submit the prescribed notification form to the Office of Research and Innovation at Tokyo Tech.

4. Tokyo Tech and the corporation, etc. conclude a license agreement after discussing compensation, conditions, etc. for the use of the research data.

5. The faculty member provides the research data to the corporation.

When faculty members desire to use of research data acquired or generated by a corporation in order to conduct their research.

When a faculty member is requested to sign a contract for the use of research data from a corporation (including external organizations such as universities) in the course of his/her own research, Tokyo Tech will conclude a contract for the use of the data between Tokyo Tech and the corporation.

Copyright: Office of Research and Innovation, Tokyo Institute of Technology