October 26th, 2021, by Labtoo's team
Overview of the different outsourcing contracts
Confidentiality Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
A confidentiality agreement protects sensitive information from being released or disclosed. This type of agreement is often used to protect a company's intellectual property or information about its activities.
A standard contract defining the service, funding, commitments and future of the intellectual property generated.
A more complex contract allowing for broader terms: sharing of intellectual property, finances and human resources, milestones, etc.
The first level of contract. If the study is simple enough, a quotation can be sufficient on its own.
Master Services Agreement (MSA)
Useful for multiple instances of services performed by the same laboratory, the objective is to simplify future exchanges.
Necessary in case of complex studies to agree on the schedule, means, steps and information needed for the study. Good reference document when things don't go smoothly...
The deliverable of a service leading to data generation.
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
A topic in its own right, the MTA governs the sending, receiving and use of chemical and biological products.