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CABRI Guidelines for Catalogue Production

Guidelines prepared for CABRI by BCCM, CBS, CERDIC, DSMZ, ECACC, HGMP, INRC, MSDN
Page layout by CERDIC

Data input & authentication Flat file preparation Flat file submission

MDS for animal & human cell lines

Field Field label Contents
Cell line name Cell_line_name should contain:
- name of the cell line as given by the depositor
Accession number Accession_number should contain the collections’ own accession No or cell code
Brief description Brief_description should contain ["brief" listing]:
- species
- strain
- tissue
- tumour
- pathology
- transformed/ transfected
Description and other remarks on the cell line Description should contain ["verbose" listing]:
- species
- strain
- tissue
- tumour
- pathology
- transformed/ transfected
- age
- sex
- derived from
Depositor name and address Depositor should contain:
- depositor name
- address of the Institution
Reference paper Bibliographic_references should contain:
- the original paper [if available]
Morphology and growth characteristics Morphology should contain:
- morphology
- growth characteristics (monolayer, suspension, etc.)
Culture conditions Culture_conditions should contain:
- culture medium
- subculture routine
- incubation
- harvest
Viruses Viruses should contain:
- absence/presence
- type of virus
Properties Properties should contain:
- immunology
- receptors
- susceptibility to viruses
Release conditions/ Restrictions Release_conditions should contain:
- release conditions/restrictions
- patents
Hazard Hazard should contain:
- hazard classification of the cell line [e.g. class II containment]
- EU related hazard information rules
- country-specific related hazard information rules
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