Federation of International Mouse Resources
The Federation of International Mouse Resources (FIMRe) is a collaborating group of Mouse Repository and Resource Centers worldwide whose collective goal is to archive and provide strains of mice as cryopreserved embryos and gametes, ES cell lines, and live breeding stock to the research community.

Goals of the Federation of International Mouse Resources:

  • Coordinate repositories and resource centers to:
    • archive valuable genetically defined mice and ES cell lines being created worldwide
    • meet research demand for these genetically defined mice and ES cell lines
  • Establish consistent, highest quality animal health standards in all resource centers
  • Provide genetic verification and quality control for genetic background and mutations
  • Provide resource training to enhance user ability to utilize cryopreserved resources

Resources for mouse researchers

Members of the Federation of International Mouse Resources:

North America: Europe:
  • European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA), includes
    • CNR Istituto di Biologia Cellulare in Monterotondo, Italy
    • CNRS Animal Transgenic Institute, Orleans, France
    • MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit in Harwell, UK
    • Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden
    • Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia in Oeiras, Portugal
    • GSF Institute of Experimental Genetics in Munich, Germany
    • EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, UK
Japan: Australia:
  • Australian Phenomics Network (APN), includes
    • Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
    • The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    • Centenary Institute, Sydney, NSW
    • The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Vic
    • Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Qld
    • Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tas
    • The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic
    • Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, SA
    • Animal Resources Centre, Perth, WA

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