To deposit a mouse strain in the RIKEN BRC, please contact a customer service representative by e-mail (email@example.com) or fax (+81-29-836-9010).
How to make a deposit
If you have a mouse strain to deposit, please examine and agree to the
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) for Deposition (Form A). Please prepare two originals bearing the signatures of the authorized
representative of your organization and an appropriate researcher. You
are also requested to complete the Data Sheet, which serves as detailed
documentation of your mouse strain. The depositors are responsible for
the authenticity of the strain deposited to the RIKEN BRC. Documentation
provided by depositors should contain sufficient detail on the strain,
including coat color, genotypes, a genotyping protocol and a recent health
status report. Please send the MTA and Data Sheet to the following address:
|Experimental Animal Division
RIKEN BioResource Center
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba
Ibaraki 305-0074, Japan
Depositors may request specific terms and conditions associated with use
of the Biological Resource. As a public biological resource bank, the RIKEN
BRC requests that Depositors deposit their strains with minimum restrictions.
Restrictions calling for collaborative research requiring the co-authorship
of the Depositors are limited to maximum of two years.
Upon receiving the MTA and Data Sheet, the RIKEN BRC will contact you to
arrange transportation of the mice. The cost of shipping will be covered
by the RIKEN BRC.
After reestablishment of a breeding colony of your strain in our SPF facility
rooms, the RIKEN BRC will inform you that the process of your deposition
is complete. Your mouse strain will be on our website, and readily available
to the scientific community on request.
Depositors will be assigned a credit that can be used to order mouse strains
from the RIKEN BRC.