Responsibility for Loaned Specimens
The head of the department or institution borrowing the material is responsible for safekeeping and proper care of loaned material. In the case of loans to a private individual, that individual is responsible for the loan.
Return of Loaned Specimens
Specimens are loaned for the period described above. Applications for extension of loans should be received prior to the expiration of the loan period. Borrowing institutions and individuals assume responsibility for all expenses related to returning loans.
Third Party Transfer
Loaned material shall not be transferred to any third institution or investigator without permission.
Loan recipients will acknowledge the Environmental Science and Informatics Section, OIST in all publications resulting from primary analysis of the loaned material, whether specimens or digital.