Table 2

Resources generated from large-scale mouse genetics projects


Web site



Australian Phenomics Network webcite

Provides resources and services for producing, screening and archiving mutant mice

Canadian Mouse Mutant Repository webcite

Archived ES cells, sperm, ova, embryos, and DNA

Cancer Models Database webcite

A database of mouse lines that model the genesis, progression or clinical course of human cancers

Center for Animal Resources and Development webcite

A repository of over 1,300 mutant lines

Centre for Modeling Human Disease webcite

ENU mutagenesis and gene trap databases

Collaborative Cross webcite

A resource for the genetic analysis of complex traits


Cre-X-mice webcite

A Cre-expressing transgenic mouse line database


CreZoo webcite

A Cre-expressing transgenic mouse line database

Ensembl webcite

A genome database for mouse and other eukaryotes


European Conditional Mouse Mutagenesis Program webcite

Aims to generate and distribute a collection of 13,000 mutated ES cell lines using conditional approaches


European Mouse Disease Clinic webcite

Aims to generate phenome data on 650 knockout mice generated by the EUCOMM project


European Mouse Mutant Archive webcite

A European repository with over 1,700 mutant strains


European Mouse Phenotyping Resource for Standardized Screens (EMPReSS) webcite

A primary screening platform with over 100 standard operating procedures validated on inbred strains


European Union Mouse Research for Public Health and Industrial Applications webcite

Novel approaches in phenotyping, mutagenesis and informatics to improve the characterization of mouse models


EuroPhenome webcite

A database to hold phenome data from EMPReSS


Federation of International Mouse Resources webcite

Coordinates repositories and resource centers globally


GenomeSpace webcite

A central workspace for genomics tools, including Galaxy, Integrative Genomics Viewer and UCSC Browser

Heterogeneous Stock Phenotyping Project webcite

A searchable map of QTLs that contribute to variation in over 100 complex traits, using Heterogeneous Stock mice


International Gene Trap Consortium webcite

Information on >380,000 gene-trapped ES cell lines


International Knockout Mouse Consortium webcite

Aims to minimize overlap, share resources, and improve services among the three major knockout projects


Knockout Mouse Project webcite

Aims to target 8,500 genes and make mice available to the community


MouseBook webcite

MRC Harwell's mouse resources; includes a frozen embryo and sperm archive, an ENU screen and DNA archive, and standardized phenotyping procedures


Mouse Genome Database webcite

Provides integrated genetic, genomic, and biological data on laboratory mouse strains


Mouse Genomes Project webcite

Raw sequence data, SNPs and assemblies of 17 mouse genomes

Mouse Phenome Project webcite

A collection of baseline phenotypic data on commonly used inbred mouse strains


Mouse Resources Portal webcite

The Sanger Institute's resources; includes available BACs, gene targeting vectors, ES cells and mutant mouse lines with associated phenotypic data


Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Centers webcite

A repository of mouse stocks and ES cell lines

North American Conditional Mouse Mutagenesis project webcite

Aims to target >2,000 genes that have not been previously targeted or trapped


PB Mutagenesis Information Center webcite

A database for storing, retrieving and displaying information derived from PB transposon insertions


RIKEN Bioresource Center webcite

A Japanese repository of live and archived lines

van der Weyden et al. Genome Biology 2011 12:224   doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-6-224