Donating equipment FAQs
No. Seeding Labs can only accept scientific research equipment that has been decontaminated and is in good working condition. We cannot accept items that are broken, missing parts, or need to be refurbished.
Yes. Seeding Labs has a careful vetting process for Instrumental Access that identifies awardees with a demonstrated need and limitless potential to transform the world. Among other things, we verify that each new awardee has the necessary expertise and resources to use and maintain the equipment properly.
Not at the moment. We are currently at capacity for consumables and glassware. Please visit our Equipment Wish List for a list of acceptable items.
We do not accept office furniture or supplies.
Scientists everywhere deserve reliable equipment on which to train their students and conduct their research. It is not generally useful for us to accept or send out-of-date equipment, but how old is too old depends on the specific item in question.
Find out how to assess the appropriateness of your equipment here.
Yes. There is an ongoing need for both operating and repair manuals for the equipment. If you have those manuals, please do include them with your donation.
No. We cannot accept chemicals or reagents for shipment overseas.
More questions about equipment donations?