The central feature of OGL is the Ocean Genome Resource, the world’s first marine-dedicated public genome bank. The Ocean Genome Resource is a central repository for genomic materials, including tissue, DNA, RNA, DNA libraries and amplified DNA products, exactingly prepared from expertly identified and documented specimens. Many genomic materials are DNA-barcoded (by sequencing diagnostic genes), referenced to museum (voucher) specimens and maintained under optimal conditions for long-term preservation in OGL’s secure state-of-the-art storage facility at Northeastern University.


Search the OGR Catalog

Search or browse the complete listing of available specimens in the Ocean Genome Resource. Request materials directly through the catalog, or contact us.




Depositing to OGR

Preserve your precious research materials, fulfill NSF/NIH material sharing requirements, and help grow the OGR collection.



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OGR Collection Policies/Downloadable Files

Material Transfer Agreement, How to Cite OGL, and other policies



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OGR Program Highlights & Collaborators

Highlights: coral reefs, marine mammals, and Marine Genome Sanctuaries
Thank you sample donors / collaborators!


Commitment to Open Access

Anyone may deposit to or request specimens or materials from the Ocean Genome Resource. OGL charges only cost recovery fees for depositing and distributing materials. OGL operates under policies of sustainability and fair and ethical trade and use, in keeping with principles established by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing.