Acquisition Policy

BDSC collects stocks of broad or exceptional interest to current and/or future research. We seek to identify and acquire stocks that fulfill one or more of the specific functions outlined below. We do not accept stocks that are likely to be of interest to only one or two laboratories, those of purely speculative future value, or those of primarily historical interest. Broad collection goals are established by the BDSC's Scientific Advisory Board. We consider individual stocks for addition to the collection within the context of these policies and goals. With rare exceptions, donated stocks must be available for redistribution without restriction.