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KOMP Repository (Knockout Mouse Project) KOMP Knock Out Knockout Mouse Mice

Material Transfer Agreement Information

A completed copy of KOMP's Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is required for all orders. The MTA should be signed by an authorized institution official, generally this is someone in your Technology Transfer or Intellectual Property offices. A link to the correct form can be found at the bottom of the page, but please read the entire page for important information. If you need help filling out or choosing the right combination of MTAs for your order please contact us at service@komp.org

MTA Submission Instructions:
There are multiple ways in which you can return your completed MTA to us. For ES Cells, Mice, and Germplasm requests:
  1. A digital (scanned), signed copy can be uploaded directly to our website by clicking on your current order number on the order status page.
  2. A digital (scanned), signed copy can be emailed to orders@komp.org.
  3. A paper copy can be faxed to KOMP orders (530)757-3284.
  4. Or you may mail a copy to:
    The Mouse Biology Program
    Knockout Mouse Project
    University of California
    2795 2nd Street, Suite 400
    Davis, CA 95616 USA
For Vector requests:
  1. A digital (scanned), signed copy can be emailed to komporders@chori.org.
  2. A paper copy can be faxed to CHORI-KOMP orders (510) 450-7924 .
  3. Or you may mail a copy to:
    Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)
    BACPAC Resources
    Attn: Barbara Swiatkiewicz
    747 52nd Street
    Oakland, California 94609
Mutant ES Cells, Embryos, Sperm and Mice:
Please be sure to complete page 3 of the MTA with the knock out gene you are ordering and the type of embodiment you are receiving for that knock out (i.e. ES Cells, mice, etc.)

Example - Here is an example of what your page 3 should look like:



Please reference your 4 digit order number (i.e. KO-1234) on the MTA

Download MTA for KOMP Targeted Products (Vectors, ES cells, Mice, Germplasm)

NOTE: This PDF form can be filled out electronically. If you are unable to fill out the PDF form within your browser, please right-click on the link above and click "Save Link As" to download the PDF file. Save it to your computer then open with Adobe Acrobat program to fill it out.

New Institutional Version of the Agreement:
In an effort to improve efficiency, the KOMP Repository has now gone to an institutional version of this agreement that only requires a one-time signature by your institution official. Your institution official will then be sent any updates to Exhibit A of this agreement as new orders are received and processed for your institution from this collection. Please contact us at service@komp.org if you have any questions or concerns regarding this new agreement.
JM8 Parental Cells:
Requests for the parental wild-type ES cell lines requires the JM8 Parental MTA, be completed prior to distribution of these cell lines.

Download MTA for wild-type JM8 Parental Cell line

NOTE: For profit entities do require licensing fees for wildtype cell lines. Contact us at service@komp.org if you are a for-profit looking to purchase these cells. Posted MTAs for wildtype cell lines are for non-profits only!
Parental Sub-line Cells:
Requests for parental sub-line ES cells requires the JM8 sub-line MTA for the N4, F6 and Agouti sub-lines, be completed prior to distribution of these cell lines.

Download MTA for wild-type JM8 Sub-lines (JM8.N4, JM8.F6, JM8A3, JM8A3.N1, JM8A1.N3)

NOTE: For profit entities do require licensing fees for wildtype cell lines. Contact us at service@komp.org if you are a for-profit looking to purchase these cells. Posted MTAs for wildtype cell lines are for non-profits only!
Donating Mice of Germplasm back to the KOMP Repository:
Please submit your strain via our electronic KOMP Sharing Plan

Download Donor MTA for Mice or Germplasm


The KOMP Repository is located at the University of California Davis and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. Question? Comments? For Mice, Cells, and germplasm please contact us at service@komp.org, US 1-888-KOMP-MICE or International +1-530-752-KOMP, or for vectors komporders@chori.org or +1-510-450-7917.