Sample Material Request

The ASA offers researchers and other interested stakeholders the opportunity to obtain samples of iron and steel slag (ISS) products on the completion of a Sample Materials Request Agreement.

A Sample Materials Request Agreement (SMA) is a contract between a provider and a recipient for the transfer of sample research materials and data.

The SMA defines the terms and conditions under which a provider is willing to transfer materials to a recipient and substantially reduces the possibility of future misunderstandings between the provider and recipient of the materials.

While SMAs with academic or not-for-profit institutions are generally negotiated quite rapidly, SMAs for materials provided to for-profit companies require more time to negotiate and approve since many companies propose terms and conditions which may conflict with the Association's approved policies and guidelines.

ASA Sample Material Request Form