LDEO has long had an open-policy toward sample requests from academic researchers world-wide. Most core descriptions and original images are in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database described below. Materials for educational purposes and museum displays may be made available in limited quantities when requests are adequately justified. We request that material provided not be used for work other than the stated purpose (unless follow-up permission is granted), and that sub-samples of the material not be sent to other investigators (again, unless permission is granted). We also request that you send an electronic copy of all publications resulting from the use of the requested material. This helps us to document the importance of the repository to the scientific community and justify the funding we receive.
Download the sample request forms: Sample request form p.1, Sample request form p.2. Please read the Sample Request Guidelines before submitting your request.