The MTA–rip it up and start again?

Ku, Katharine; Henderson, James
July 2007
Nature Biotechnology;Jul2007, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p721
Academic Journal
The article offers information about Material Transfer Agreement (MTA), a contract allowing the transfer of tangible research materials, such as cell lines, plasmids or reagents to research institutions. It is noted that MTA is a simple agreement that contractually defines who is making available and who is obtaining the materials. In addition, MTA defines what the materials are, what can be done with them and what obligations the provider and recipient each take on.


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