Terms and Conditions
BIOSS Toolbox is a non-profit repository of plasmids and expression vectors (materials) which are relevant for signalling science. On request, BIOSS Toolbox transfers materials exclusively to academic and non-profit laboratories for research and education purposes only. BIOSS Toolbox does not transfer any material to commercial entities.
BIOSS Toolbox does not sell original or unmodified vectors from other companies. The transfer of material contemplated herein shall not be considered as a "sale of goods" for any purposes. All materials will be provided free of charge for research and non-commercial purposes.
For plasmids based on vector backbones from commercial entities, please note that these vector backbones are the property of specific companies. Please check the website of the respective companies for additional information and terms for acquiring the necessary rights for use.
BIOSS Toolbox does not grant licenses or immunity under any patent by ordering materials. Scientists providing plasmids must inform BIOSS Toolbox of existing third party rights which may be relevant to the use of the material by stating this in the Toolbox Donor Agreement. This information will be published on the corresponding BIOSS Toolbox plasmid website.
BIOSS Toolbox does not warrant or represent that the information on the website relating to third party rights is complete, the respective information is exclusively based on information received from the donor.
The request of material will be covered under a Toolbox-MTA between the BIOSS Toolbox and the RECIPIENT.
The RECIPIENT accepts responsibility for appropriate handling of the biological material. The RECIPIENT has to ensure that the received biological material will be processed by qualified personnel in an appropriate laboratory environment.
The material may not be distributed or moved by the RECIPIENT to any other laboratory or third party.Should the use of material result in one or more publications, the Recipient Scientist must acknowledge the Principal Investigator (PI) as the originator of the material.