“What is NIH’s model organism sharing policy?”

Funding News Edition: March 16, 2022
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Investigators applying for a grant or contract and planning to produce new, genetically modified variants of model organisms must provide a plan for making these organisms and related resources broadly available.

The policy covers mammalian models, such as mice and rats, and non-mammalian models, such as budding yeast, social amoebae, roundworms, Arabidopsis, fruit flies, zebrafish, and frogs. Related resources include the materials and data necessary for producing and understanding the organisms, such as vectors, nonhuman embryonic stem cells, established cell lines, protocols for genetic and phenotypic screens, mutagenesis protocols, and genetic and phenotypic data for all mutant strains.

Find further instructions in our Sharing Model Organisms SOP.

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