The Vanderbilt Cryopreserved Mouse Repository (VCMR) contains unique mouse strains that have been derived by Vanderbilt investigators.  These strains are available for rederivation by both non-profit and for-profit investigators.

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Investigators interested in donating a strain to the VCMR should complete the VCMR strain information and release form and return it to

The following factors will be considered prior to accepting strains into the VCMR.

  • Is the strain of ongoing value to other researchers?
  • Is the strain available at another mouse repository? Exceptions for unique strain backgrounds may be considered.
  • Is the strain published and well documented?
  • If the strain is unpublished, is there sufficient documentation and evidence that it functions as desired?

Benefits of submitting mice to the Vanderbilt Cryopreserved Mouse Repository:

  • Lines are thoroughly annotated and preserved indefinitely
  • Enables full and easy compliance with the NIH sharing policy
  • Eliminates the need to ship live animals to an external repository
  • Eliminates the cost of maintaining your mouse model as live animals
  • Eliminates the need for you to personally coordinate their distribution
  • Protects against accidental loss, contamination or genetic drift
  • Donating investigators are entitled no-fee rederivation*
  • *Some restrictions apply

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