FAQ contents

Last updated June 2022

DNASU Registration

Q. Do I have to register?

Q. My PI is not on the registration list. How do I register?

Q. I am the PI in addition to being the user who will place orders. How do I register?

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Searching for Plasmids

Q. What plasmids do you have in the repository?

Q. How do I search for plasmids?

Q. Can I browse your plasmid collections?

Q. Do you have a downloadable version of all sequences available in DNASU?

Q. I did not find a plasmid of interest in your repository. Am I searching correctly?

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Information about our Plasmids

Q. What is the difference between "closed" and "fusion" format?

Q. Can I use restriction enzymes with human clones in pDNR-Dual?

Q. What is the difference between a "discrepancy" and a "mutation"?

Q.What are the pDNR-Dual, pDONR201, pDONR221, etc. vectors?

Q. Do cDNA/ORF plasmids in your repository have 5' or 3' UTRs?

Q. Can I get help identifying a large sub-group of clones bioinformatically?

Q. Who should I cite if my work with a clone requested via DNASU results in publication?

Q. Do you have a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) available for your plasmids?

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Ordering Plasmids

For step-by-step instructions, please click here

Q. How do I create an account for placing orders?

Q. How do I search for and add plasmids to my cart?

Q. How do I place an order?

Q. How do I know if my order was received?

Q. When will I receive my order?

Q. How do I check the status of my order?

Q. How can I view information about the clones I ordered?

Q. How much do plasmids cost?

Q. How much does shipping cost?

Q. How can I pay for these plasmids?

Q. I selected the credit card payment option but I didn't see where to put in my credit card information. What should I do?

Q. Can I have a W-9 for DNASU?

Q. Where does the repository ship to?

Q. In what form will I receive the plasmids?

Q. Can I pick up my plasmids from your facility?

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Terms of Purchase and Use

Q. Are there Terms of Purchase and Use for orders placed at DNASU?

Q. Can I use plasmids I order from DNASU in a publication?

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Material Transfer Agreements

Q. Will I need to get a signature on an MTA?

Q. How will I know which MTA to use?

Q. How do I return an MTA or an Expedited Process MTA to DNASU?

Q. Can we make this MTA process easier and faster?

Q. What is an Expedited Process MTA?

Q. What are the advantages of using an Expedited Process MTA?

Q. Who at my institution can use this Expedited Process to receive plasmids?

Q. When is the recipient institution notified that a scientist has requested materials?

Q. Are the special intellectual property terms available for the recipient institution to review in advance of the scientist's request for the materials?

Q. Has my institution already signed the expedited process MTA?

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How to Deposit Plasmids

Q. How do I deposit my plasmids?

Q. What types of plasmids cannot be shared with the repository?

Q. How are plasmids stored and handled after I share them?

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Depositor Agreements

Q. What is a Depositors Agreement?

Q. Why is a Depositors Agreement needed?

Q. Why can’t we just use a universal MTA (UB-MTA)?

Q. What should I do if I want to deposit plasmid(s) that contain features that have third party intellectual property?

Q. Who has signed the Depositors Agreement?

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