(ii) if the termination is carried out in point 13 (b) or (d) above, the RECIPIENT will cease to use the MATERIAL AND will return or destroy the remaining MATERIAL on instructions from the SUPPLIER. The RECIPIENT, at its sole discretion, will also destroy modificationS or remain bound by the terms of this contract, as long as they apply to MODIFICATIONS; and for more information on ancillary contracts or restricted licenses, please visit our Terms Accounting for Third Party Rights page. If the material we send contains a WARF component, we must notify WARF, as they are involved in the MTA negotiations, and want to follow all WARF materials that come out of the university. An MTA is set up between a supplier and a receiving institution to document the transferred material and conditions related to issues such as ownership, authorized use of material, publication of results, evolution of inventions and liability. Establishing preconditions for the transfer of equipment avoids problems and misunderstandings after the start of the search. Since different cooperations require different agreements, ATMs are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. When a scientist deposits a plasmid at Addgene, Addgene establishes a deposit and distribution agreement with the scientist`s institution that allows Addgene to archive the plasmids and then distribute them. The agreement requires Addgene to distribute plasmids with a standard MTA, the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA). This structure significantly reduces the burden and paperwork of the supplier`s TTO, while providing them with a record of all transfers and protection services under the UBMTA. Biological materials such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids and vectors are the most frequently transferred materials, but MTAs can also be used for other types of materials, such as chemical compounds and even certain types of software and data.
Addgene is a global non-profit organization that aims to facilitate the sharing of plasmids by scientists. As a final repository, the institutions provide us with materials for distribution (or deposit them). Then the institutions order (or ask for) materials from us. Addgene distributes almost all materials under UBMTA conditions. There are several options for approving an MTA, some of which are also more effective for scientists and technology transfer agents. These options are the paper method, the electronic approval method (eMTA) and the method of self-sourcing. There may be restrictions, permissions or obligations related to third-party components that incorporate PNs into the materials they ship.