Resource/Service Fees

Prices will be increased by 10% from 1st April 2023. The increase is in line with inflation since our last price adjustment in 2022. 

Subsidized fees

The Vienna Drosophila Resource Center (VDRC) is part of the Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF), a non-profit research company, publicly funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, and the City of Vienna via the Vienna Business Agency.

Austria currently represents less than 2% of the total VDRC usage, (with US ~40%, Europe ~40% and Asia ~15%). The VBCF funding covers approximately 25% of our running costs with the remainder coming from user fees.

We would like to emphasize that your costs are subsidized by Austrian grant funding and you are not being asked to cover the full cost.

Payment method

For orders of 300 lines or less, we can currently only accept payment by Visa or Master Card. To place an order, please provide your credit card number and its expiry date. This information is not stored at the VDRC. 

Fore more than 300 lines, please contact via email ( to ask for a quote.

For more information, please refer to our Paying for an order page.

Fees per order (as of 1st April, 2023)

We welcome applications for on-site screening using VDRC transgenic fly stocks, either by you, or as a service. Please enquire for pricing.

Number of items per order Charge per item
1st 84 €
2nd - 5th 67 €
6th - 20th 43 €
21st - 100th 19 €
101st - 300th 10 €
301st onwards Ask for a quote by emailing

Explanation of fee structure

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

Orders with a total of 300 items or less will qualify for fast shipment and will be 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).

Preparation and dispatch of orders above 300 items may take up to 6 weeks.

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

Example of an order for 75 fly lines and 3 DNA constructs = total 78 items:

Number of items Charge per item € Subtotal €
1st 84 1 x 84 = 84
2nd - 5th 67 4 x 67 = 268
6th - 20th 43 15 x 43 = 645
21st - 78th 19 58 x 19 = 1102
  Total charge for 78 items € 2099