Core Sampling Policy
This document outlines the policy and procedures for distributing ODP Leg 150X and 174AX samples and other cores archived in the Rutgers core repository to research scientists, curators, and educators. This document also defines the obligations that sample and data recipients incur. The specific objectives of the Rutgers sampling policy are to:
- ensure availability of samples and data to scientific party members so they can fulfill the objectives of the drilling projects;
- encourage scientific analyses over a wide range of research disciplines by providing samples to the scientific community;
- preserve core material as an archive for future description and observations, for nondestructive analyses, and for sampling; and disseminate scientific results.
Samples are generally distributed for research projects that can be completed within two to three years. Samples are given or loaned to persons in the following four categories:
- Scientists who wish to conduct research on ODP materials and to publish the results; all requests for samples from ODP material must be requested through IODP http://iodp.tamu.edu/curation/samples.html No ODP material may leave Rutgers without approval of the IODP. The following are a list of the ODP materials archived at Rutgers. JIM LIST
- Scientists who wish to conduct research on non-ODP/IODP material archived at Rutgers (e.g., Newark Basin Drilling Project, ACE Passaic Tunnel, NJGS, and USGS cores. Sample requests may be directed to Jim Browning, Curator, after appropriate moratoria periods (normally 2 years post drilling). The Repository sampling committee will need to evaluate unusually large requests, whole-round samples, sampling to completion, or removal of entire core boxes from the Rutgers campus for any purpose.
- Curators of museums and collections; approval for loans must be approved by either the IODP (for IODP material) or our sampling committee (for non-IODP material). Terms of the loan are variable, but are typically 2-3 years with the possibility for renewal.
- Educators. Only cores specifically designated for teaching (along with attendant teaching materials) will be loaned and only for periods generally not to exceed two weeks. No sampling of teaching cores is allowed without specific approval of the sampling committee. We plan to offer at least two teaching units by late spring 2008: the Upper Triassic Perkasie cycle and the Upper Cretaceous Marshalltown sequence.
James V. Browning, Curator
Earth & Planetary Sciences
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 445-2044
FAX: (732) 445-3374