Requests for strains must be submitted via the COLHELPER portal (http://colhelper.mnhn.fr/requests?segments) on which users must create an account.
For each request, a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA / Nagoya Protocol) is established which defines the conditions of use of the material (financial, confidentiality, how to cite the strains in publications...).
The recipient agrees not to use the strains outside the conditions established in the MTA and not to redistribute the strains.
A 10 mL culture is sent to the recipient. A minimum delay of 2 weeks is required for the shipment of liquid cultures and 1 month for cryopreserved strains.
The price of a strain is 60 € H.T. a quote will be sent for the establishment of the order form mentioning: the billing address, the shipping address, the internal order number of the order form, the SIRET number, the references and the number of strains requested.
For the donation of strains, a form for the donation of natural samples for the isolation of microorganisms will be sent and must be signed by the Donor and the Museum/ donee. The samples are given to the Museum by the Donor free of charge. The Museum will have full and complete ownership of the samples.