SGC's Open Science Trust Agreement: A collaboration with UofT's Faculty of Law

Each semester, SGC-Toronto hosts a team of senior law students from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law as part of an externship clinic to provide the students with experience in open science law while helping SGC draft new agreements that protect our open access ethos and promote our open science. One team of lawyers-to-be under the guidance of law faculty and practicing lawyers redefined 'trust' laws to ensure the usage of SGC's distributed chemical probes remains in the interest of the public. The team published a paper in the Journal Science Translational Medicine on this new mechanism to sharing open science resources.

As part of their training, the externship class of 2017 implemented the Open Science Trust Agreement (OSTA) for SGC's chemical probes program:

You can read the Science Translational Medicine paper describing the trust approach to sharing reagents here:

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