Model Sharing

VGER receives funding from the NIH and is committed to the sharing and dissemination of experimental materials and reagents.  Users of this resource must agree to honor all academic requests for their new mouse strain(s) following publication.  The distribution of Vanderbilt-generated mouse strains to commercial entities will be managed by the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

Keywords: Sharing NIH Policy

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Added on April 17, 2017 at 4:11 PM by Skelton, Jennifer
Modified on October 1, 2019 at 10:33 AM by Skelton, Jennifer
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VGER: Policies Master

VGER Sharing Plan

 I recognize that the Vanderbilt Genome Editing Resource (VGER) receives funding from the NIH and that the NIH is committed to supporting national and international efforts that encourage the sharing and dissemination of important research resources.  Thus, in order to comply with this policy, and following the initial characterization and peer-reviewed publication of any mutant mouse strain generated using the services of the VGER, I agree to freely distribute all mice derived using this resource to investigators at academic institutions wanting to use them for non-commercial research.  Specifically, I will 1) honor all requests for shipment of mice to AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International) accredited institutions, 2) request that recipient investigators provide written assurance that the animals will be used solely in accord with their local IACUC review, 3) request that the mice not be further distributed beyond the recipient's laboratory without my written consent as the donating investigator, and that 4) no VGER-generated animal will be used for commercial purposes with notification and agreement by the Vanderbilt Center for Technology and Commercialization.