ViraTree welcomes the contribution of your unique viruses (up to Biosafety Level-2) to share with investigators worldwide. Contributor retains ownership rights to the materials and any intellectual property in the materials. Only distribution rights will be obtained by ViraTree. Depositing to ViraTree offers additional advantages:
- Wider access and distribution. ViraTree promotes access and use of the materials to the research community and relieves investigators of the burden of distributing materials.
- Financial Incentives. In exchange for your important contribution, you will receive an ongoing royalty stream from product sales each year once a minimum threshold of revenue is met.
- Minimum Paperwork. ViraTree has created a streamlined deposit process to save you time while safeguarding your rights. ViraTree will assist investigators in filling out the contribution forms and packaging/shipment of materials when requested.
- Consistent Quality. Your deposits will be guaranteed to exhibit the genotypic and functional characteristics of the original viruses. When expanding for distribution, ViraTree maintains minimal passage number and preserves the materials to ensure that they remain unchanged.
To make a deposit
Contact ViraTree to determine eligibility. If eligible, you will be provided with two forms:
Virus Description Form. The purpose of this form is to provide ViraTree with relevant scientific/background information on the material. In most cases, this form is completed by the depositing institution’s principal investigator.
Virus Deposit Agreement. This agreement governs the rights and obligations of the depositing institution and ViraTree with respect to deposited viruses. The principal investigator and a duly authorized representative are to sign this agreement.
Upon final acceptance of the Virus Deposit Agreement, ViraTree will contact the principal investigator with shipping instructions. Please note that depositors are ultimately responsible for the shipment of deposits to ViraTree and compliance with all applicable government regulations for the packaging and movement of the material.