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Acknowledge the Mouse Biology Program (MBP)

Publications: By obtaining a product or service from us, you agree to acknowledge the Mouse Biology Program (MBP) in any research publication resulting from their use. As an academic, not-for-profit resource, your acknowledgement of us is important to demonstrate the value of our products and services to the research community. Please also remember to send to mbp@ucdavis.edu a PDF of any paper after publication. The following are examples of text you may use for acknowledgement in your publication:

“Knockout mice were generated by the University of California, Davis, Mouse Biology Program (MBP)”.

“We are grateful for the technical support, products and services provided by the Mouse Biology Program (www.mousebiology.org) at the University of California Davis.”

Presentations: When making presentations arising from the use of products and or services obtained from the MBP, we would greatly appreciate acknowledgement. The following is an example of text you may use for acknowledgement in your presentation:

“Knockout mice were generated at the University of California, Davis, Mouse Biology Program (MBP)”.

“We are grateful for the technical support, products and services provided to our research by the Mouse Biology Program (www.mousebiology.org) at the University of California Davis.”

Grant Applications: We are happy to provide you with a letter of support for your upcoming grant application that proposes to use products or services provided by the Mouse Biology Program (MBP). Contact us at mbp@ucdavis.edu to request a letter.

Project-specific Acknowledgements:

KOMP: By obtaining a KOMP product (e.g., knockout mouse, germplasm etc) or service, you agree to acknowledge NIH support for the KOMP program. The following is an example of text you may use for acknowledgement in your publication, presentation, and/or grant application: “The mouse strain used for this research project was created by the Mouse Biology Program (www.mousebiology.org) at the University of California Davis using vector [INSERT VECTOR ID HERE], generated by the trans-NIH Knock-Out Mouse Project (KOMP) and obtained from the MMRRC (www.mmrrc.org). NIH grants to Velocigene at Regeneron Inc (U01HG004085) and the CSD Consortium (U01HG004080) funded the generation of gene-targeted vectors and ES cells for over 8500 genes for the KOMP Program.”

CSD Targeted Alleles:

“The mouse strain used for this research project was created by the Mouse Biology Program (www.mousebiology.org) at the University of California Davis using vector [INSERT VECTOR ID HERE], generated by the trans-NIH Knock-Out Mouse Project (KOMP) and obtained from the KOMP Repository (www.komp.org). NIH grants to Velocigene at Regeneron Inc (U01HG004085) and the CSD Consortium (U01HG004080) funded the generation of gene-targeted vectors and ES cells for over 8500 genes in the KOMP Program and archived and distributed by the KOMP Repository at UC Davis and CHORI (U42RR024244).”

Methods used on the CSD targeted alleles have been published, please reference the following:

“Skarnes, W.C., Rosen, B., West, A.P., Koutsourakis, M., Bushell, W., Iyer, V., Mujica, A.O., Thomas, M., Harrow, J., Cox, T. et al. (2011) A conditional knockout resource for the genome-wide study of mouse gene function. Nature, 474, 337-342.”

Velocigene Targeted Alleles:

Methods used to create the Velocigene targeted alleles have been published, please reference the following:

“Valenzuela, D. M., Murphy, A. J., Frendewey, D., Gale, N. W., Economides, A. N., Auerbach, W., Poueymirou, W. T., Adams, N. C., Rojas, J., Yasenchak, J., et al. (2003). High-throughput engineering of the mouse genome coupled with high-resolution expression analysis. Nat Biotechnol 21, 652-659.”

Eummcr-Distributed Embryonic Stem Cells used to Generate ES Cell and Mice:

The following is an example of text you may use for acknowledgement when acknowledging Eummcr stem cells in your publications:

“The [gene] mouse strain used for this research project was created from ES cell clone (CLONE ID HERE) generated by the WellcomeTrust Sanger Institute, purchased from the Eummcr and made into mice by the Mouse Biology Program (www.mousebiology.org) at the University of California Davis”.

The following is an example of text you may use for acknowledgement for methods used on the EUCOMM targeted alleles:

“Skarnes, W.C., Rosen, B., West, A.P., Koutsourakis, M., Bushell, W., Iyer, V., Mujica, A.O., Thomas, M., Harrow, J., Cox, T. et al. (2011) A conditional knockout resource for the genome-wide study of mouse gene function. Nature, 474, 337-342.”