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Policies

  • Confidentiality
    All data, results and models generated by the Genome Editing Center will be accessible only to the investigator(s) involved in the project. Data will not be shared in any way without permission from the investigator(s).
  • Cost Recovery/Payment
    All users are charged a fee for services provided by the Genome Editing Center. All users of the center are expected to pay for the services provided. An IU account number or a purchase order number (PO#) must be provided at the start of the service. For a la carte services (conventional transgenic services), full payment is expected, regardless of the outcome of the service. For animal models or cell line models, full payment is expected if the model is generated. If the mutations are lethal to cells or not compatible with mouse development, 75% of the cost will be covered by the user and 25% by the center. The center also reserves the right to decline taking on projects with low chance of success.
  • Prioritization of Work
    All services are on a first-come first-served basis. Some projects may take longer to complete than others. The Genome Editing Center reserves the right to modify schedule to minimize the number of mice used.
  • Acknowledgment
    The Genome Editing Center should be acknowledged in all publications or grants describing the models generated by the Center, and a copy of the publication should be provided to the Center. The following statement should be added to any publications that used the center’s services: “This work was supported by the Indiana University Genome Editing Center at Indiana University School of Medicine.”
  • Authorship
    Authorship will be granted to individual(s) involved in the design and oversight of genome editing projects. Fees paid for services provided by the Genome Editing Center do not preclude or replace authorship.
  • Conflict Resolution
    The Director of the Genome Editing Center will discuss all issues with investigators and will seek to resolve them. In the event issues arise that cannot be resolved by the center director, the center’s Advisory Committee will resolve the issues.
  • Submitting Material in Compliance with Regulatory Requirements
    Material or health-related information submitted to Genome Editing Center must be obtained in compliance with current regulatory and legal requirements, that users comply with all safety standards (IRB, IBC, IACUC, others) and fully disclose the potential hazards of materials submitted.