Instructions & Forms

Instructions: Internal (U-M) Investigators | External Investigators

Forms:  Available on MiCores at Umich.CoreFacilities.org

For Investigators at the University of Michigan

  1. All recombinant DNA work using viral vectors must be registered with the University of Michigan Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The purpose of this committee is to ensure the safety of University employees by tracking recombinant DNA work at the University of Michigan. Registration is available at the IBC website. Approval of registered rDNA work typically occurs within two weeks. (Note: Registration required for all new viruses, and any modifications to previously registered viruses.
  2. Login to MiCores to request services from the Vector Core. To create an account and get started in MiCores visit the MiCores Wiki
  3. Feel free to contact the Vector Core Director, Tom Lanigan at (734) 764-5201 or lanigant@umich.edu or stop into the Vector Core at  3554 MSRB II to speak with any staff if you should have any questions during the process.

For Investigators OUTSIDE the University of Michigan:

  1. All recombinant DNA work with viral vectors must be registered with the University of Michigan Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)*. This registration is a safety precaution to protect our employees from possible safety concerns. The IBC committee is responsible for tracking recombinant DNA work at the University of Michigan. If an investigator wishes to have the University of Michigan Vector Core create, propagate or purify a custom vector, then a registration application must be submitted on-line to the Institutional Biosafety Committee using the form for EXTERNAL investigators.*NOTE: Purchase of a Vector Core stock virus or plasmid does not require University of Michigan IBC registration.
  2. Login to MiCores to request services from the Vector Core. To create an account and get started in MiCores, visit the MiCores Wiki.
  3. Evidence of payment must be received before the product can be shipped.
  4. Feel free to contact the Vector Core Director, Tom Lanigan at (734) 764-5201 or lanigant@umich.edu if you should have any questions during the process.