In close partnership with Dr. Bishr Omary, Executive Vice Dean for Research in the U-M Medical School, the Animal Care & Use Program has begun developing a new web-based collaboration tool called My Strain.
Available only to U-M participants, My Strain is a unique way to help foster cross-unit collaboration by providing a secure platform for researchers across campus to responsibly share information about their transgenic mouse strains.
The tool could be used to identify specific transgenic mouse strains being used at the University, or to connect with colleagues to inquire about potential collaborations, the performance of the strain, and best practices in breeding the strain.
If you have mouse strains that you would like to share with other U-M researchers as part of this project,
Individuals interested in sharing information about more than 10 transgenic mouse strains should reach out to
Please note that participation in this project is completely voluntary, and all information contained within the platform will only be accessible via valid Level-1 login
and after agreeing to abide by specific terms and conditions of use.
We will also continue to accept new submissions after the tool has launched later this year. However, we believe that My Strain will be most impactful to our research community if it launches with as much pre-populated information as possible.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about the My Strain initiative, or about submitting your strains, please contact your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian. Questions may also be directed to project lead Tara Martin, DVM, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Please note that this tool is being developed solely for the purpose of facilitating researcher connections and the responsible sharing of information. It is NOT to be used for any action that may violate Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) or any other agreements that individual researchers and/or the institution have with outside vendors.