We understand - you’re a busy scientist working hard on research, and you need the right experimental materials. Who has time for paperwork? Here’s why a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) matters:
Science thrives on collaboration (it’s the heart and soul of Addgene’s mission), but legal complexities can arise when scientists are sharing their materials. Questions about intellectual property rights, pending publications, and commercial use often come up. An MTA can resolve those questions! MTAs protect you and your institution, and almost all universities and institutions require them for material transfers.