Destructive Sampling

Destructive sampling requests should be submitted on institutional letterhead and, in the case of students, co-signed by an advisor.

Requests should address the following:

  • objectives of the study
  • justification for the dissection
  • individual specimens to be dissected
  • justification for use of AMNH specimens
  • detail on the dissection procedure
  • longterm effects on specimens
  • competency in conducting the sampling
  • competency in laboratory and analytical methods