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Features of the Mutagenesis and Phenyotyping Facilities


  1. Main Goal: Produce and Characterize Mutant Mice for the Community

  2. Unique Features to facilitate reaching goal:

    1. Cooperative Agreement — cooperation among facilities (those funded with this RFA plus others) and between facilities and NIH
    2. Sharing
      1. All methods, protocols and data — wide, rapid distribution encouraged according to plan of your own devising, and part of the review criteria
      2. Mice and embryos/sperm must be made available and cannot be patented.
    3. Oversight Committees of appropriate experts help design procedures and identify priorities prior to project start and during project

  3. Methods of mutant storage and distribution

  4. Potential for add-on Satellite Projects