Regulations

REGULATIONS OF THE MOUSE GENOME ENGINEERING CORE FACILITY ESTABLISHED UNDER THE PROJECT “MOUSE GENOME ENGINEERING FACILITY – GENERATION OF ANIMAL MODELS FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND PRECLINICAL STUDIES”

§ 1
General provisions
  1. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility has been established with support from the Foundation for Polish Science under the project entitled “Mouse Genome Engineering Facility – Generation of Animal Models for Biomedical Research and Preclinical Studies TEAM-TECH CORE FACILITY,” as part of the Innovative Development Operational Programme.
  2. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility is an organisational unit within the Laboratory of RNA Biology and Functional Genomics of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences supervised by Laboratory Manager and TEAM-TECH CORE FACILITY Project Manager, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Dziembowski.
  3. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility has been established in order to render scientific services of generating mouse models for biomedical research and preclinical studies to be used by:
    • Employees and doctoral students of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
    • Other entities whose main objective is to conduct scientific research,
    • Commercial entities.
  4. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility employs top professionals in molecular biology and developmental biology and has access to highly-specialised scientific and research equipment operated only by a team of trained employees and doctoral students.
  5. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility operates on the basis of valid permissions from the Ethics Committee, while the staff working with bred animals (mice) have been individually licensed to perform specific procedures on animals.
  6. No person is allowed to use the equipment being at the disposal of the Core Facility without appropriate training.
  7. The Mouse Genome Engineering Facility, as a division of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, has entered into respective agreements on access to the breeding area in a specialised Animal Lab that meets all the requirements defined in the Act on Protection of Animals used for Scientific or
    Educational Purposes of 15 January 2015 (Journal of Laws of 2015, item 266) and the Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on minimum requirements that should be met by laboratories and minimum requirements of lab animal care of 14 December 2016 (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 2139).
  8. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility has entered into respective licence agreements on the use of patented CRISPR/Cas9 technology.
  9. The settlement of transactions connected with the activity of the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility is controlled and approved by the Laboratory Manager in compliance with the principles followed at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
§ 2
Services rendered
  1. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility renders the services specified in § 1 sec. 3 of these Regulations.
  2. The services are rendered in compliance with applicable regulations, instructions from funding institutions and provisions set forth in the Agreement on Execution of the TEAM TECH CORE FACILITY Project.
  3. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility ensures equal access to the services for all potential recipients.
  4. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility renders services under market conditions.
  5. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility accepts orders placed via e-mail at the e-mail address 5. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through an online form.
  6. The performance of a service commences on the date of acceptance of an order confirmed via e-mail by an Employee of the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility.
  7. The duration of service performance is determined on a case-by-case basis.
  8. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility offers a wide variety of genetic modifications in the mouse genome, including among others:
    • Introduction of indel mutations in a desired locus in mice of genetic background F1(C57BL/6/TarxCBA/Tar) or C57BL/6/Tar
    • Introduction of site-specific deletion in a desired locus in mice of genetic background F1(C57BL/6/TarxCBA/Tar) or C57BL/6/Tar
    • Construction of knock-in mice of genetic background F1(C57BL/6/TarxCBA/Tar)
    • Construction of mouse lines expressing Cre recombinase in specific tissues
    • Introduction of site-specific point mutation: disease-related mutations, catalytic mutations, etc.
    • Generation of specific conditionally regulated allele, including conditional KO, in which place LoxP is introduced to introns surrounding significant exon of genetic background F1(C57BL/6/TarxCBA/Tar).
  9. Every service is priced individually by the Laboratory Manager on the basis of a specific strain of mice to be selected, complexity of the service to be performed, working time to be devoted to it by individual employees of the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility. The basic price list is attached as Appendix no 1 to these Regulations.
  10. Settlements are made on the basis of VAT invoices issued to external entities after the receipt of the service or a placed order in the case of services rendered for employees and doctoral students of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
§ 3
Promotion
  1. Should the results achieved on the basis of the services rendered at the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility be published, information on the location of service performance should be provided (e.g. “Research model by the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences …”).
§ 4
Responsibilities
  1. The Laboratory Manager shall be responsible for training the staff of the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility as regards equipment handling and security.
  2. The Laboratory Manager shall be responsible for training the staff and/or shall have training provided to the staff performing procedures on animals.
§ 5
Statutory guarantee
  1. The Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility undertakes to render the services with utmost care and in compliance with the protocols applicable to the services rendered by the laboratory. Any claims related to the breach of statutory guarantee must be reported to the e-mail address: 1. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than within sixty (60) days from the date of service performance.
  2. Should a service have a legal defect, the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility shall render such service once more or – at its discretion – refund the price of the service.
  3. The Mouse Genome Engineering Facility waives all implied guarantees, including implied guarantees of marketability or fitness for specific purpose, or guarantees of non-violation of intellectual property rights.
  4. The Mouse Genome Engineering Facility shall only be liable if any damage results from the Facility’s wilful act or gross negligence and only up to the value of the actual loss, subject to sec. 5 below.
  5. The liability of the Mouse Genome Engineering Facility shall be limited to the price of the service.
§ 6
Delivery
  1. The cost of transportation of the mice ordered, additional insurance costs, additional fees (e.g. custom duties) shall be borne by the Ordering Party.
  2. Taking into account the welfare of animals, the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility reserves the right to suspend deliveries of animals in extreme weather conditions. Should this be the case, another delivery date will be agreed with the Ordering Party.
§ 7
Remaining provisions
  1. Upon placement of an order, the Ordering Party accepts the Regulations of the Genome Engineering Core Facility.
  2. The Parties undertake to solve any disputes resulting from or related to these Regulations amicably, in mutual negotiations.
  3. If the Parties fail to reach an agreement within 14 days from the onset of a dispute, it shall be solved by the competent court of law for the registered office of the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility.
Appendix no 1

Basic price for mouse model is 20.000,00 PLN. Final price depends on a specific strain of mice to be selected, complexity of the service to be performed, working time to be devoted to it by individual employees of the Mouse Genome Engineering Core Facility.