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Earning Rewards Points

What are Rewards Points?

Addgene rewards scientists who give back to the research community! Labs that have deposited plasmids with Addgene receive 1 Rewards Point each time a scientist requests one of their plasmids, and these Points can be used to request free plasmids from our repository (15 Rewards Points = 1 Free Plasmid) *. Please see our article on using Rewards Points to learn more!

Your lab can start earning Rewards Points by depositing plasmids with Addgene. It’s free to deposit with us, and we would love to have you join our community! Learn more about depositing


I am a PI who has deposited with Addgene. How do I find my Rewards passcode?

The Principal Investigator (PI) is the only member of the lab who can access the passcode required to use Rewards Points, although the PI may give the passcode to anyone in the lab to use for requesting free plasmids. This step helps prevent non-lab members from using your lab passcode. Please do not share your passcode with anyone outside of your lab.

In order to access the passcode, you must retrieve the information from your lab PI account. If you do not know the username for your PI account, please email to request it. If you forget your password, click here to have a new one emailed to you. You can obtain the passcode by logging into your PI account, hovering your cursor over “My Account”, and selecting “Addgene Rewards Points”.

*Addgene rewards points expire 1 year from the month they are accrued and all points are subject to the Terms and Conditions Agreement. If you have questions, please contact

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