Culture collection: new accessions
Got a strain you want to deposit in an internationally recognised culture collection? NCIMB welcomes new accessions, that meet our criteria, to the open collection. Type strains and organisms with new or novel properties, enzymes or metabolites are particularly welcome.
What can be added to the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria?
We can accept:
- bacteria in ACDP hazard groups 1 and 2
- plasmids contained in a bacterial host
Why why deposit your strain at NCIMB?
- Depositing type strains at NCIMB complies with the Bacteriological Code for naming and describing new species and we provide the required certification for publication purposes.
- There is no charge for depositing in the open collection.
What do we do with strains that are accepted to the open collection?
New accessions to the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria are accepted on the understanding that, subject to any health, safety, environmental or other legal or ethical constraints on their distribution, they will be added to the NCIMB catalogue and be made generally available for purchase.
How to deposit a strain
The Nagoya Protocol and the Convention for Biological Diversity
Individual countries have a sovereign right to genetic resources within their borders and no such materials should be removed without agreement between the collector and the competent authority in the country of origin. It is the responsibility of depositors and end users to ensure that these undertakings are complied with.
The Nagoya Protocol is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Its objective is the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources, thereby contributing to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components. It provides a legal framework for the implementation of this.
For more information about NCIMB's CBD policy, please see our CBD and Nagoya Protocol page.