Governance of material transfer agreements

V.F. Rodriguez

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The governance of material transfer agreements (MTAs) is crucial for research and the progress of science. When developing a research project, researchers face the problem of availability of research material or restrictive provisions imposed by providers. This article discusses the governance of MTAs by analysing architecture already in place in the European Union and the United States.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalTechnology in society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic freedom
  • European Union
  • Material transfer agreement


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