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The Curation group oversees several core repositories around the world and distributes samples according to the IODP Sample, Data, and Obligations Policy:

The following resources are available to facilitate scientific research:

Sample information can be obtained from the Janus database (ODP Legs and IODP expeditions through 312) or the LIMS database (starting with IODP expedition 317).

Note Samples from USIO expeditions taken postcruise at the Kochi or Bremen repositories can be accessed via J-CORES (Kochi) or Pangaea (Bremen).