OpenMTA Master Agreement
Upon execution of an Implementing Letter in the form attached, which specifies the materials to be transferred, this organization agrees to be bound by the terms of the attached Open Material Transfer Agreement (“OpenMTA”) published at https://biobricks.org/open-material-transfer-agreement/ on March 15, 2018
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This Open Material Transfer Agreement (the “OpenMTA”) and the attached Implementing Letter (the “Implementing Letter” and, together with the OpenMTA, the “Agreement”) is entered into between the Provider and the Recipient (or the “Parties”, as further identified in the Implementing Letter) and governs the exchange and use of the certain materials specified in this Agreement between the Parties. The provisions of this OpenMTA shall be given precedence in interpretation in the event of any conflict between this OpenMTA and the Implementing Letter.
The Provider is making the Material available as a service to the research community. The Recipient may use the Material for any lawful purpose, including Commercial Purposes, in accordance with the following terms and conditions:
The purpose of this letter is to provide a record of the material transfer, to memorialize the agreement between the Provider Scientist (identified below) and the Recipient Scientist (identified below) to abide by all terms and conditions of the Open Material Transfer Agreement (“OpenMTA”), and to certify that their respective organizations have accepted and signed an unmodified copy of the OpenMTA. The Authorized Officials of the Provider and Recipient organizations must sign this letter if the Provider Scientist or Recipient Scientist are not authorized to certify on behalf of their respective organizations. The Recipient Authorized Signatory should sign two copies of this letter and forward to the Provider. The Provider Authorized Signatory should sign both copies of the letter and return one signed copy to the Recipient. The Provider Scientist will then forward the material to the Recipient Scientist.
If checked, the following optional terms apply to this Agreement: ▢ A transmittal fee of _________________ shall be paid by Recipient to Provider, for preparation and distribution costs. ▢ Recipient agrees to provide appropriate acknowledgement of the source of the Material in all publications. ▢ Recipient agrees to notify the Provider upon redistribution of the Material to third parties. ▢ Information relevant to the status of the Material is provided in an attachment. This Implementing Letter is effective when signed by all parties. The parties executing this Implementing Letter certify that their respective organizations have accepted and signed an unmodified copy of the OpenMTA, and further agree to be bound by its terms, for the transfer specified above. Provider Authorized Signatory I hereby certify that the Provider organization has accepted and signed an unmodified copy of the OpenMTA, and further agree to be bound by its terms, for the transfer specified above (May be the Provider Scientist if authorized by the Provider organization):
Date Recipient Authorized Signatory I hereby certify that the Recipient organization has accepted and signed an unmodified copy of the OpenMTA, and further agree to be bound by its terms, for the transfer specified above (May be the Recipient Scientist if authorized by the Recipient organization):
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