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Information of Request for Distribution

Announcement
Prepayment of distribution fees
(overseas organizations only)

The RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC) is a non-profit institution funded by the Japanese Government. We have been engaging in collection, preservation and distribution of bioresources, with the aim to support research and development in the field of life sciences. We provide bioresources to scientists not only in Japan but also throughout the world with minimum fees that is solely reimburse for preparation and handling costs of the requested bioresources. To continue the smooth distribution of bioresources for overseas organizations, it has become necessary to send bioresources prepaid.

We sincerely hope that this change will not cause any inconvenience our users. We very much appreciate your understanding and cooperation, and are looking forward to receiving your requests for our bioresources.

The prepayment of distribution fees for overseas organizations will apply to all orders for bioresources from Monday December 7, 2015 (Japan standard time).

For each unit price, please see the following website:

http://dna.brc.riken.jp/en/furnish40.html


How to order

* Step 1:

Go to http://dna.brc.riken.jp/en/search.html and search DNA resources.

* Step 2:

Go to http://dna.brc.riken.jp/en/furnish20.html and click "Open a new window" button, Choose an order form Credit card or Bank transfer/check. If you choose "Order Forms (Bank transfer/check)", Go to Step 5.

* Step 3:

If you are a first time user, go to Step 4.
If you have already registered, enter your registered e-mail address and password and click the button "Order Form (Credit Card Payment).
Then, the order form for credit card payment will be displayed. Go to Step 5.
Note:
(a) If you have forgotten your password or want to change your registration, you must change the data before step forward.

(b) If you enter incorrect e-mail address or password, the "Order Form (Bank transfer or Check)" will be displayed.

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* Step 4:
Go to user registration.

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Step 4(a):Enter your e-mail address and get a password.

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Step 4(b):Enter your e-mail address and the password provided.

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Step 4(c):Enter all the information required in the screen and click on the "Confirm" and then "Submit" button. Then go back to Step3

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* Step 5:

Print out the downloaded Order Form and fill out the catalog number, quantity and other information on the order form, and then send it with 2 sets of Material Transfer Agreement and 1set of Approval Form (when required) by e-mail, post or fax (+81-29-836-9120).

Address
Gene Engineering Division, RIKEN BioResource Center
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan
FAX +81-29-836-9120
E-mail: dnabank@brc.riken.jp

* Step 6:

We will review your order and send you an invoice and the payment instruction by e-mail as a PDF attachment. The RECIPIENT should prepay the distribution fees before DNA resources to be shipped are prepared.

If you choose the payment by credit card, we will send an e-mail with the subject, "Online payment from RIKEN BioResource Center" to your registered e-mail address.
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* Step 7:

Please open the attached URL, check the details and input your credit card information after you receive the invoice.

If you choose the payment by Bank transfer/check, please follow the payment instruction carefully and send us an e-mail to notify your completion of the payment.

* Step 8:

When your payment is confirmed by our office, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

* Step 9:

Then we will start processing your order. We will inform the schedule for preparation of the DNA resources and shipment.

Please obtain an import permit/license prior to shipping, if required.

* Step 10:

We will contact you when the DNA resources are ready.

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Terms of use and Quality control

Terms of use and Quality control

Fees

Contact information

  • Address: The Gene Engineering Division, RIKEN BioResource Center,
    3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan
  • E-mail: dnabank@brc.riken.jp
  • Fax: (+81)-29-836-9120

Shipment

  • After MTA is concluded, we send cloned DNAs on the Wednesday after next.
  • The MTA is sent with materials.

Distribution procedures

  1. Plasmid and cosmid clones
    • Plasmid and cosmid clones are sent as DNA solution in TE buffer at ambient temperature.
  2. BAC, YAC, P1, fosmid, cosmid from genomic clone libraries
    • Recombinant clones are shipped as a stab-culture in plastic vials at ambient temperature.
    • Bacteria on stab may be inactive after long-term storage. You can't store the bacteria in stab in freezer. We strongly recommend you to make frozen glycerol stock after reinoculated from the stab you received as soon as possible.
    • Please refer stability of BACs in stab-culture in our web site.
  3. recombinant adenoviruses
    • We offer recombinant adenoviruses as crude lysates of infected cells with 106-8 pfu/ml virus particle. The volume of lysate is 0.1 ml.
    • Recombinant adenoviruses are shipped either liquid (ambient temperature) or frozen (dry ice) crude lysates of infected cells.
    • Please refer our research (Ugai et al., Jpn. J. Cancer Res. 93: 598-603, 2002) for details about the stability of recombinant adenoviruses.
  4. bacterial host
    • Bacterial host is shipped as stab-culture in a plastic vial at ambient temperature.
    • Bacteria on stab may be inactive after long-term storage. You can't store the bacteria in stab in freezer. We strongly recommend you to make frozen glycerol stock after reinoculated from the stab you received as soon as possible.
  5. cDNA library
    • Library is shipped as frozen solution in a plastic vial with dry ice.
  6. DNA clone set
    • Clone set is shipped as frozen glycerol stock with dry ice.
    • T. thermophilus HB8 gene expression plasmid clone set is shipped as either dried DNA at ambient temperature or frozen DNA solution with dry ice.
    • For provision of independent clone from the clone set, please refer the "Plasmid and cosmid clones" section.
  7. microbial genome DNA
    • Shipping amout of DNA is 1 microgram per vial and its concentration ranges from 50 to 100 ng/microlitter. The DNAs are stored in TE buffer (10 mM TRIS pH7.5, 1mM EDTA) at -30oC.
    • DNA is shipped as either frozen DNA solution with dry ice or ethanol precipitation at ambient temperature.
  8. mouse genome DNA
    • Shipping amout of DNA is 10 microgram per vial and its concentration ranges from 50 to 100 ng/microlitter. The DNAs are stored in TE buffer (10 mM TRIS pH7.5, 1mM EDTA) at -30oC.
    • DNA is shipped as either frozen DNA solution with dry ice or ethanol precipitation at ambient temperature.

Follow-up survey

    To obtain information about the quality of the genetic resources that we have sent, we request all recipients to complete a "follow-up" survey. Please fill out and return the follow-up questionnaire enclosed in the package. If you have any questions about the "quality" of the materials, please contact us by e-mail or FAX immediately.
    E-mail: dnabank@brc.riken.jp; Fax: (+81)-29-836-9120


Request for publications

    We wish to share all data about the genetic resources in the RIKEN DNA Bank. Therefore, please send us reprints after the publication of any reports of experiments with our materials.
    We have been asked by MEXT to ensure that all investigators include a acknowledgement in publications that benefit from the use of the RIKEN BRC's resource. We suggest that the following statement be used:
    ________ (name of BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE) was provided by the RIKEN BRC through the National Bio-Resource Project of the MEXT, Japan.

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