Loans of the GRR holdings involve destructive sampling. Therefore, our ability to make such loans is limited by the type and mass of the original sample.

With this in mind, we have established a set of criteria for evaluating the merit of loan requests that will allow us to maximize the scientific value of the GRR’s holdings. To learn about our loan policies and to place a request, please read the information provided in this and linked pages.

Individuals submitting loan requests must be associated with an established research and/or educational institution.

GRR does not consider loan requests for projects with commercial purposes. This policy is also reflected in the terms and conditions of GRR loan agreements.

Requesting GRR Holdings for Research

Prepare a formal request following the specifications given below.

Pamela Soltis
Genetic Resources Repository
Dickinson Hall, P.O. Box 117800
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800 U.S.A.

Preference will be given to researchers who have demonstrated a willingness to collect some new materials independently and/or who routinely contribute new holdings to biological research collections.