How to request samples from the OSU MGR.
External sample requests form a large part of the workload at the Marine Geology Repository.
To obtain samples for research or museum display purposes please follow the step by step guide listed below.
Note: If you wish to request samples from the NOAA rock collection please see this page for a separate sample request sheet. This page also contains a list of all the NOAA rock collections curated at the OSU-MGR.
Step 2: Read and familiarize yourself with the OSU Sample Distribution Policy
Step 3: Download and complete a Sample Request Form
Step 4: Send the completed form with appropriate documentation to the OSU MGR via e-mail.
Step 5: If you used samples hosted in our collection please acknowledge the OSU MGR during publication.
Step 6: Please send us copies (PDF’s), or links to published content that use samples hosted in our collection