All clients are required to have a current Materials Transfer Agreement between a Principal Invesigator at their respective Institution and the NIH Tetramer Core Facility. Please note that the MTA policy is different for non-profit clients, for-profit clients, and non-profit clients with funding from for-profit sources. 
Non-profit clients must complete our standardized MTA, which can be downloaded from our website. This registration only needs to be done once, as long as the PI remains at the same institution.

Commercial clients are required to complete a separate MTA which is individually drafted by NIH for the specific client and reagents being requested. This document must reference each specific reagent that is requested from our facility. The document is valid for future requests of the same reagents, but should you place requests for other reagents not referenced on this document, you'll need to complete another of these commercial MTAs to cover the new reagents. Please contact our Project Officer, Alison Deckhut-Augustine ( ) to begin the process of drafting this specialized document. It is best to submit an order for the specified reagents first. This will provide us with the specific details of the request in order to begin drafting the document.
Non-profit clients which will be using our materials for research being funded by for-profit entities must complete both types of MTAs as described above.

New clients or those renewing their registration can send a PDF of the completed and signed MTA/Registration Form to:

NOTE: Faxed forms or forms without the original signatures will not be accepted.

Please contact Dale Long (404-727-8117 or or Dr. Alison Deckhut Augustine (301-496-7551 or if you have any questions regarding the registration process.