The overall goal of the FlyLight project team is to generate genetic reagents and anatomical data that will be of widespread utility to the Drosophila research community. For this reason, we intend to make the reagents and data we generate available in a timely manner.
Our data release policies are intermediate between what is generally accepted practice for individual labs and that expected of large infrastructure projects like the genome project. More specifically, for aspects of the project where a significant fraction (more than one-third) of the effort is supplied by members of research groups (who are not funded by the project budget) then those individuals will be granted control over the use of the results for a period of time sufficient to generate publications needed for them to get credit for their work. In most cases, we envision this period to be approximately one year.
FlyLight makes its primary data available through websites for expression patterns of Generation 1 GAL4 and LexA lines and for split-GAL4 lines. Generation 1 lines are available from the Bloomington Stock Center. Split-GAL4 lines can be requested by email.