Tissue Loan Requests

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

Researchers wishing to request a loan of AMCC or NPS Special Collection specimens (identified by AMCC or National Park Service in the Dept/Partner field of the database) should contact Svetlana Katanova directly. Please provide the following information below in a PDF form on institutional letterhead:

  1. A list of the specimens requested (including AMCC Barcode Number and Taxonomic Name)
  2. A project/assay/analysis description
  3. Your signature (if student, that of your supervisor)
  4. Complete mailing address (including contact information such as email and phone number) where the subsamples will be shipped to if the loan is approved.

Please note that the subsamples are issued to institutions and not individuals

Upon receipt of the loan, the borrower must sign and return the Loan Invoice and Loan Policy Agreement. Regarding NPS loan, please refer to Outgoing Loan Conditions for National Park Service Special Collection.

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. 

Please contact Svetlana Katanova with questions.