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MTA terms define the permitted use of the materials, for example, non-commercial research use only, for a specific research project, and not in humans. MTA terms also protect the providing institution from any liability that might arise from the use of the materials by the recipient, and protect the research interests of the providing scientist. A fully executed Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is required prior to your sending materials to a third party.

If you are the providing scientist, you can initiate the outgoing MTA process by completing MTA request form (Download MTA Request Form) and sending an email to