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Tissue Loan Requests

AMNH staff wishing to request a loan of tissues owned by an AMNH department (identified by Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, or Ornithology in the Dept/Partner field of the database) should contact the department directly. Approved loan requests will be forwarded to the AMCC.

AMNH staff wishing to request a loan of AMCC specimens (identified by AMCC in the Dept/Partner field of the database) please contact Julie Feinstein at jfstein@amnh.org.

Non-AMNH researchers wishing to request a loan of tissues owned by an AMNH department (identified by Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, or Ornithology in the Dept/Partner field of the database) should contact the department directly. Approved loan requests will be forwarded to the AMCC. 

Non-AMNH researchers wishing to request a loan of AMCC specimens (identified by AMCC in the Dept/Partner field of the database) should request loans by sending a letter on institutional letterhead (not email) to: Julie Feinstein, AMCC Collections Manager, American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street at Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.

The letter should include:

  1. a list of the specimens requested, with AMCC ID #, genus and species
  2. a project/assay/analysis description
  3. your signature (if student, that of your supervisor)

 

Upon receipt of the loan, the borrower must sign and return the Loan Invoice and Loan Policy Agreement.

After the assay is completed the borrower should return any remaining portion(s) of the sample(s), 2 copies of any publications that used data from the sample(s), and, if applicable, GenBank accession numbers. 

Contact Julie Feinstein at jfstein@amnh.org with questions.

To read Material Transfer Agreement, please click here.

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