Conditions of Use

Limits on Redistribution

Stocks obtained from the CGC may not be redistributed outside of the recipient's organization without our written consent. When you request a CGC account or order strains, you agree to this policy on behalf of yourself, all users of your account, and anyone in your organization allowed access to stocks received from CGC. If anyone covered by this agreement fails to honor it, we may deny you, your group, or your organization access to the stocks and services of the CGC.

Patented & Licensed Components

Some CGC stocks contain patented and/or exclusively licensed components. Patent owners and licensees permit unrestricted use of their materials for nonprofit research purposes only. It is the recipient's responsibility to obtain any necessary licenses and/or permissions from the patent holder for any work with these stocks falling outside the scope of this authorization.


We cannot guarantee that the genotype of any given stock is as represented in the stock listing. We will make every attempt to correct problems with stocks, but listed genotypes and strain descriptions are as they were received from the donors. By ordering a CGC stock, the recipient understands and agrees that he/she takes the item "as is," and further agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the donor(s) of the stock(s), the University of Minnesota and its officers, agents, and employees, including the Caenorhabditis Genetics Center directors and employees, with respect to any claims or causes of action of whatever sort, relating to the Center's provision of the stock(s) or the recipient's receipt, use, and activity with respect to such stock(s).