The Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a legal agreement that governs the transfer of scientific materials. It offers intellectual property and liability protection for the provider of the materials in our repository, and ensures that the Recipient Scientist and recipient organization agree to the terms and conditions when using the requested materials.
Since Addgene does not own any of the materials that we distribute, MTAs are between the institution that has deposited the materials (PROVIDER) and the institution that has requested the materials (RECIPIENT).
Most items in our repository require the approval of an MTA. An authorized representative of your organization must review and sign the applicable agreements, which Addgene will generate and email to you or your MTA coordinator (if we have one on file). Submitting an MTA with an unauthorized signature will delay your order by at least 1 business day. Addgene reserves the right to review and reject all signatures. For more details about this MTA process, see our Technology Transfer Information page.