First INFRAFRONTIER-I3 project Transnational Access call for mouse production published

Thursday, 7 March 2013

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)

Cost

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 application form below. Please fill the editable PDF form below, save it under a specific name (i.e. your name) and send it to info@infrafrontier.eu by 31st March 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. In addition to this call two more calls with 10 access units each will be published in Autumn 2013 and Spring 2014, respectively.

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.