OpenMTA to Support Global Innovation in BiotechnologyOctober 17, 2018
OpenMTA, a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) providing legal frameworks to research organizations in defining terms and conditions for sharing their materials has been made available through an international collaboration.
The new easy to use tool is designed to support openness, sharing, and innovation in global biotechnology. Developed by the San Francisco-based BioBricks Foundation and the UK-based OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Research Centre, OpenMTA allows redistribution and commercial use of materials, while respecting the rights of creators and promoting safe practices.
OpenMTA is designed based on access, attribution, reuse, redistribution, and non-discrimination. These design goals include safety and sharing in an international context. Dr. Linda Kahl, Senior Counsel of Biobricks Foundation, said, "We encourage organizations worldwide to sign the OpenMTA Master Agreement and start using it." Dr. Kahl added that their goal is for the OpenMTA to be the default option for the transfer of research materials in five years' time.
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- No Time to Lose in Eradicating Hunger and Malnutrition
- Adoption of GM Crops in Cameroon Imminent, Says Expert
- Researchers Unlock Sweet Mysteries of the Sugarcane Genome
- Gene-Edited High-Fiber Wheat Could Hit the Market by 2020
- IRRI and Crop Trust Agreement Saves World's Largest Rice Collection
- OpenMTA to Support Global Innovation in Biotechnology
- PG Economics Report Urges UK to "Bring Back" Sound Science in Crop Regulation Post-Brexit
- Scientists Develop Virus-Resistant Tobacco Using Gene Technology
- Soybean Gene Confers Alkaline Stress Resistance in Alfalfa
- Identification of the Sweet Transporter Gene Family in Cassava
Plant Breeding Innovations
- Scientists Use Transient Expression to Optimize Gene Editing in Cotton
- CRISPR-Cas9 Used to Target Rice Blast Fungus
- Gene Replacement in Tomato, Achieved Using CRISPR-Cas9 and Replicon
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Blue Roses Coming Soon in Gardens
- Research Team Cracks Lavender Genome
- International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering
- Updated Pocket Ks on Plant Biotech Now Available
- Scientists Present Updates in Rice Genome Editing
Read the latest:
- Crop Biotech Update (January 25, 2023)
- Genome Editing Supplement (January 18, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (January 25, 2023)
Subscribe to CBU: