Initial request form for submitting environmental DNA (eDNA) data

Please fill out this form to begin the process of submitting your eDNA data for display on the USGS NAS database ( Once we receive and approve this request, you will be emailed a link to access to the full application form online.

At this time, the NAS database is only able to accept eDNA data:

  1. identifying nonindigenous/ invasive aquatic species outside of their native or historic range;
  2. from water or aquatic sediment sampling within the United States or its territories;
  3. and produced using probe-based quantitative PCR or digital PCR data

Additionally, it is not a requirement to have positive detections to submit your data, but proper controls are paramount (see Guidance Document). Please fill in all entries then click the Send Request button below. Further details and descriptions about your submission, or questions you have for the NAS team, can be included within the Comments entry area.

Do you have multiple target species data to submit? If so, please fill out a request for each species independently. If you have questions, please email a NAS staff member for assistance.

Which aquatic invasive taxa/species are you reporting on?

Common Name:  

Study details

Sample Medium:  
Type of analysis:  
Do you have positive target detections to report?  
Is this part of a continuing project from which you have previously submitted eDNA data?  

Study dates and location

Date range of the study: from   to  

Please state the location where the study was performed as accurately as possible (list names of states, water bodies, national or state parks, management areas, etc.):

Draw a polygon (or rectangle) encompassing your study area:

To draw a polygon:
  • Click the Draw Polygon checkbox.
  • Click and drag the mouse on the map.
  • Let go when your shape is finished.
Only one polygon may be drawn at a time. Multi-polygons are supported only via the "Polygon from WKT" option.
To draw a rectangle (extent):
  • Click the Draw Rectangle checkbox.
  • Click on one corner of the rectangle.
  • Drag the mouse to the opposite corner and release the mouse button.
Only one rectangle may be drawn at a time. Multi-polygons are supported only via the "Polygon from WKT" option.

Enter Well-known text to create a custom polygon. Only POLYGON and MULTIPOLYGON are supported. Multi-polygons with holes are not supported at this time.


POLYGON((-82.17 29.58, -82.15 29.65, -82.197 29.72, -82.40 29.68, -82.46 29.56, -82.3 29.54, -82.17 29.58))

MULTIPOLYGON(((-82.54 29.6, -82.7 29.7, -82.5 29.5, -82.4 29.62, -82.54 29.6)),((-81.7 29.8, -81.7 30, -81.8 30, -81.85 29.4, -81.7 29.8)),((-82.2 29.2, -82.2 29.3, -82.4 29.3, -82.4 29.2, -82.2 29.2)))

Unselect all three options to pan map.

Requestor Information

Your personal information will NOT be shared on the website but may be shared with aquatic invasive species (AIS) managers and partners responsible for the AIS in the location where your study took place.

First Name:
Last Name:
Telephone Number (optional):
Address or Institution Name:
Important: non-preferential release: My data are subject to non-preferential release: Select 'True' if your data cannot be preferentially released (e.g., USGS data cannot be released to invasive species managers prior to public release). Please check with your institutional regulations to determine the status of your data prior to answering this question.

Additional Comments

Please leave any comments here:


OMB Control Number: 1028-0136
Expiration Date: 07/31/2026


The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/20/2024].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted.

For general information and questions about the database, contact Wesley Daniel. For problems and technical issues, contact Matthew Neilson.