- 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.
- Since we do not own any of the materials that we distribute, Addgene MTAs are between the institution that has deposited the materials (PROVIDER) and the institution that has requested the materials (RECIPIENT).
- Addgene’s deposit agreements allow us to distribute plasmids on behalf of our depositing institutions. These agreements indicate the language which we are allowed to use for distribution. Please see the Sample Agreements on our Technology Transfer Information page for more information. Before we can complete your order, your organization will have to review and sign the applicable terms, which will be provided to you or your MTA coordinator (if we have one on file).
IMPORTANT: The MTA must be approved and signed by a legally authorized representative of the recipient organization before Addgene can prepare your order for shipment. 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 information on how our MTA process, please watch the instructional videos below: