*nanosupply offers three types of sharing terms:
R&D donation: a sharer can donate a sample to another researcher in academia or other non-profit organization, for free (you would need to pay for the shipping). In the event of publication based on the use of this sample you agree to provide appropriate acknowledgement of the source of the material. However, the sharer is not responsible for the quality or performance of their sample in your work - you receive the sample as is.
Collaboration: you can propose a collaborative project with a sample sharer based on the nanomaterial they can share. It is up to you whether you choose to have a written agreement between you and the sharer: you can consider outlining the research contributions of both parties, the request of any additional characterization of the material from the sharer, the frequency of project reports between the two parties, the requirement that you both be co-authors on any publications that come out of your project, etc. You are advised to check with your home institution policies and seek legal help with drafting such agreements.
Education: the material shared is meant for educational purposes, such as demonstration or lab use in an undergraduate institution or high school.
Sample material transfer agreement documents can be accessed when you log in to your account. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.