Free of charge mouse production service available!

02. 04. 2013 Call Information

The EC FP7 funded INFRAFRONTIER-I3 project (2013 – 2016) supports eligible customers with a free of charge mouse production service implemented as a Transnational Access (TA) activity providing a total of 30 access units.

The access unit is defined by the production of a minimum of two heterozygous mice carrying the targeted gene allele of choice from the corresponding validated gene-targeted ES cell clone(s).

Eligibility: Applications for the INFRAFRONTIER-I3 TA can be submitted from customers based in eligible countries, namely:
EU Member States: Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), Cyprus (CY), Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Estonia (EE), Finland (FI), France (FR), Germany (DE), Greece (GR), Hungary (HU), Ireland (IE), Italy (IT), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Malta (MT), Netherlands (NL), Poland (PO), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Slovakia (SK), Slovenia (SI), Spain (ES), Sweden (SE), United Kingdom (GB)
Associated Countries: Albania (AL), Croatia (HR), Iceland (IS), Israel (IL), Liechtenstein (LI), Macedonia (MK), Montenegro (ME), Norway (NO), Serbia (RS), Switzerland (CH), Turkey (TR)

Costs: The access to the INFRAFRONTIER-I3 resources allocated to this work package is free of charge.

The free of charge access will also include the shipment cost of the produced live mice to the customer’s facility (covering shipment cost of up to 800 Euros / shipment).

Application: Service requests for the first call of the INFRAFRONTIER-I3 mouse production service can be made via the attached application form. Please fill the attached editable PDF form, save it under a specific name (i.e. your name) and send it to by 15th April 2013. Applications for the Transnational Access activity must be accompanied by a short description of the project involving the resources being produced by the INFRAFRONTIER-I3 mouse production service. Besides this current call, there will be two additional calls with 10 access units allocated per call

Selection procedure: Service requests from eligible customers for free of charge access to the INFRAFRONTIER-I3 mouse production capacities will be subject to a review procedure which will be initiated after calls for TA applications are closed. The review will be based on short descriptions of the projects involving the resources being generated by the TA service. Members of the INFRAFRONTIER-I3 project and of the external INFRAFRONTIER Evaluation Committee will assess service requests supported by the TA activity. In addition to scientific merit, the selection panel will try to ensure free access is granted to those users who have not previously benefited from this scheme. Only one access unit will be granted to a Principal Investigator per call. Applicants will be informed on the outcome of the evaluation within 6 weeks after the end of the call for which the TA application was submitted.

Download application form (pdf) (doc)

Send your proposal to by 15th April 2013

For Mac users: we have noticed that the PDF application forms prepared from Mac computers do not show the content of the filled fields correctly. Therefore, If you are using a Mac and would like to participate in this call please make sure you “print” the edited PDF rather than “saving as” your edited PDF, to fix this PC/Mac issue, or, alternatively, use and send the Word doc template.