The Open Chemical Repository Collection
DTP maintains a repository of synthetic compounds and pure natural products that are available to investigators for non-clinical research purposes. Over 20,000 vialed samples and 3,500 plates are shipped from the Repository to external investigators throughout the world annually. Samples are available at no cost except for shipping charges. The Repository collection is a uniquely diverse set of more than 200,000 compounds that have been either submitted to DTP for biological evaluation or, in some cases, synthesized under DTP auspices. Importantly, investigators should note that chemical structures of these substances are those assigned by the originator of the material and in the vast majority of cases, the compounds have not been analyzed by DTP for accuracy of structure or for the purity of the sample. Compounds are available through a web-based ordering system; instructions are located at the bottom of this page.
It is requested that any publication resulting from use of a sample acknowledge the source of the material as "The NCI/DTP Open Chemical Repository" and include the DTP website address http://dtp.cancer.gov , and the NSC number of the agent.
Compounds are available as individually vialed samples. The quantity available for distribution in vials will be determined by the requested need and the current inventory. In addition, the 4 focused NCI plated sets below are available for screening in 96-well format.
NCI Plated Sets for Screening and Combination Studies
Approved Oncology Drugs Set VI - 119 Compounds
Diversity Set IV - 1596 compounds
Mechanistic Set II - 816 compounds
Natural Product Set III - 117 compounds
No Longer Available
Procedures for Requesting Samples
DTP distributes samples from the Open Chemical Repository
exclusively through a web-based ordering system. Potentially
available compounds can be searched by name or NSC number using
the "Data Search" function at the DTP homepage, http://dtp.cancer.gov . The
availability of some samples may be limited by current inventory.
Procedures and on-line ordering information are accessible by
clicking the links below. The overall process ( See
Image) is summarized in the printable flow diagram to the left.
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Please note that an individual with the appropriate signatory authority from the investigator's organization will be required to accept an on-line Simple Letter of Agreement (SLA) for material transfer before the compound order is forwarded for DTP approval. The SLA appears at the end of the ordering process and will be sent electronically by DTP to the designated signatory authority. Vialed samples or plated sets are generally shipped within a week after the order is approved by DTP staff.
Requestors should have the following required information prior to starting the ordering process.
- Requestor's contact/shipping information
- A 9-digit Fedex number for charging shipping to all countries other than India and PR China
- A World Courier number for charging shipping to India and PR China only
- NSC number of sample (use "Data Search" at DTP homepage)
- Amount of sample in milligrams to be requested
- Intended use of sample (e.g. CDK screening assay standard)
- Contact information, including e-mail, of Organization's signatory authority for accepting Simple Letter of Agreement for Materials Transfer(SLA)
Please e-mail questions/comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org