About The Author

Dianne Nicol is a Professor of Law and Chair of Academic Senate at the University of Australia.

Why We Should Simplify Transfers Of Research Materials

Research paradigms are changing rapidly in the modern era of science. Open access and data sharing are the new mantras. Yet when it comes to sharing of biological materials, institutions tend to rest on the tried and tested laurels of formalized material transfer agreements. Not satisfied with the various standard agreements that are now available,