Policies and Procedures:
There are two ways that the virtual repository could function to connect those individuals requesting samples with sample providers:
1. At the request of individual sample providers, the Virtual Repository may also act solely as a place for requestors and providers to connect, and sample requestors can directly contact the sample provider. In this case you do not need to submit an application for access to samples.
2. At the request of sample providers on a case-by-case basis, the Virtual Repository may act as a “broker” by requiring a formal application and a signed sample use agreement from individuals and institutions requesting samples.
Information about whether a participating site requires sample requestors to submit an application can be found in each site description of the Participating Sites section.
To apply for sample access, please complete the following: