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Your fees are subsidized. Grant funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (bm.wf) and the City of Vienna covers ~50% of the total cost of VDRC services. The remaining costs must be covered by user fees. VBCF is a non-profit organization.

Currently we can accept payment by Visa or Master Card only. To place an order, please provide your credit card number and its expiry date. This information is not stored at the VDRC. For these transactions our servers are protected and secured by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Fees per order (as of 19th May, 2014)

Fees will be AUTOMATICALLY applied at the checkout stage based on the total number of items in your order. It is not possible to choose between FAST and STANDARD dispatch rate.

  Charge per item €
Number of items per order 100 lines or less: FAST dispatch service rate More than 100 lines: STANDARD dispatch service rate
1st 74 € 37 €
2nd - 5th 54 € 27 €
6th - 20th 23 € 11.50 €
21st - 50th 17 € 8.50 €
51st - 100th 12 € 6 €
101st - 500th not applicable 3 €
> 500th not applicable 2.50 €

Explanation of fee structure

RNAi lines, other stocks and DNA constructs each count as ’items’.

Orders of 100 items or less will be automatically charged at the FAST dispatch service rate dispatched from VDRC within 2 weeks of ordering date (excluding public holidays, unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather, airline strikes, or as otherwise notified in advance on our website).

All orders above 100 lines will be charged at the STANDARD dispatch service rate. Every additional item beyond the 500th costs €2.50. Dispatch of these orders may take up to 6 weeks.

Please note:

  • Fast dispatch of orders charged at the ’standard’ dispatch rate will not be possible.
  • If your order contains 100 items or less the FAST dispatch rate will be applied automatically and it is not possible to choose STANDARD dispatch rate for this order, even if you do not need to receive the order swiftly.

Examples of how the fee structure will be applied to your order

1. Example of an order for 75 fly lines and 3 DNA constructs = total 78 items (automatically charged at FAST dispatch service rate):

Number of items Charge per item € Subtotal €
1st 74 € 1 x 74 = 74 €
2nd - 5th 54 € 4 x 54 =216 €
6th - 20th 23 € 15 x 23 = 345 €
21st - 50th 17 € 30 x 17 = 510 €
51st - 100th 12 € 28 x 12 = 336 €
Total charge for 78 items 1481 €

2. Example of an order for 536 fly lines (automatically charged at STANDARD dispatch service rate)

Number of items Charge per item € Subtotal €
1st 37 € 1 x 37 = 37 €
2nd - 5th 37 € 4 x 27 = 108 €
6th - 20th 11.50 € 15 x 11.50 = 172.50 €
21st - 50th 8.50 € 30 x 8.50 = 255 €
51st - 100th 6 € 50 x 6 = 300 €
101st - 500th 3 € 400 x 3 = 1200 €
> 500th 2.50 € 36 x 2.50 = 90 €
Total charge for 536 items 2162.50 €