Eligibility & getting started

Eligibility

Our Humanized Mouse Program is open to HMS CFAR members, other academic researchers, and corporate collaborators.  We welcome open discussions to help investigators plan your research and related funding mechanism.  Our aim is to facilitate this process and to make it as easy as possible for the end user.

Getting Started

Investigators interested to use the humanized mice for their projects are invited to email a short research plan (2 page maximum). This should be done at least six months prior to the expected start date allowing for protocol development and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval, animal procurement and reconstitution time. We DO NOT stockpile humanized mice, they are constructed by order only. Proposals should include objectives, experimental design and the rationale behind the use of humanized mice. A funding source also needs to be identified.  Finalized projects will be scheduled pending IACUC approval of the specific experiments proposed (see additional information about IACUC approvals).