During the application stage, you (the Donating Investigator) will review the MMRRC's Submision Terms and Conditions and (if accepted) complete and submit the MMRRC Strain Submission Application and provide any supporting references reporting on your mouse strain. On the application form, you will indicate whether or not your mouse strain submission is pre-authorized for repositing in the MMRRC (see Submission Types). If pre-authorized you will be asked for the authorizing institution. Otherwise, you will be asked if you have funding to support the MMRRC's preservation and maintenance of your strain; if not the MMRRC's Strain Submission Review board will determine whether the strain has sufficient potential scientific value for acceptance into the MMRRC repository.
You may request Delayed Release pending publication of your research. (See Delayed Release for more information.)
Once the MMRRC has both the Strain Submission Application and supporting references, your application will be scheduled for review. All application materials will be circulated to the MMRRC Coordinating Committee (CC) and occasionally to members of the Advisory Panel (AP). At the monthly MMRRC review meeting, your application will be discussed by the CC, who will make a determination whether to accept your mouse strain. (See
Review Criteria for more information.)
You will be notified within one week after the review meeting of the decision concerning your strain submission application.