Donating Materials to the DGRC

Benefits of Depositing Resources

  • Depositing resources at the DGRC is an easy way to make them widely available to the community - saving your lab the time and cost involved in processing requests and shipping - and a way to meet NIH's requirements for distribution of resources.
  • We track requests for resources. Upon request we can provide you a summary for use in grant proposals.
  • We credit the sources of all the materials we distribute. Donor information is included on our website on each reagent page.

General considerations

The DGRC will accept most published and unpublished resources. Our decisions are made by weighing the value to the community against our space constraints.

DNA plasmids or small collections are stored as frozen stocks in duplicate and on Whatman FTA paper for distribution. Cell lines are stored in triplicate in liquid nitrogen.

The DGRC, acting as a third party distributor, can handle Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) with your institution. Our materials are available to both non-profit and for-profit institutions unless the donor requests that particular resources be made available only to non-profit institutions.

How to make a donation

Contact the DGRC by sending an e-mail to Once contact has been made, we'll let you know whether we can accept your donation. Upon acceptance, we will request the additional information needed to work with your resource(s) and information for the website - e.g. culture medium, drug resistance markers, references, sequence files, maps, etc.

Citing the DGRC

When publishing experiments using materials obtained from the DGRC please follow the citation guidelines on the material's stock page, including citing the Drosophila Genomics Resource Center, supported by NIH grant 2P40OD010949, in the acknowledgments. Your cooperation helps us when we need to renew our grant as well as the researchers that donate materials to the DGRC.