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  • Title: Cabri
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Description.. Search Catalogues.. Browse catalogues.. Collections.. Guidelines.. Search Web Site.. Search Partners' Sites.. Contacts.. FAQ.. Site Map.. Mirrors.. Last revised:.. September 2009.. Please, enable JavaScript to see BioBanner.. CABRI.. Common Access to Biological Resources and Information.. Our Mission.. To provide.. biological products.. of quality to the scientific community:.. by.. searching the catalogues.. of the participating collections either by means of the CABRI.. Simple search engine.. that provides a special search by synonyms feature or by means of the revised.. SRS interface.. browsing the hypertext.. , including predefined full indexes by catalogues, genus/species and families.. quality guidelines.. to ensure our customers the specific technical procedures used.. To.. expand the  ...   plasmids,.. phages,.. DNA probes,.. plant cells and viruses.. Information support from the.. National Cancer Research Institute of Genoa, Italy.. and CERDIC.. Initially co-funded by a grant from DG XII of the Commission of the European Union and now maintained by the partners.. Bill Hominick (bill at etiis.. org).. - CABRI Secretariat.. Paolo Romano (paolo dot romano at istge.. it).. - CABRI Web Administrator.. Dagmar Fritze (dfr at dsmz.. de).. - Chair of the CABRI Technical Committee.. The CABRI Consortium 1999-2009.. This work cannot be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of the CABRI consortium.. Quality Guidelines.. Site maintained by.. Paolo Romano.. Last revised in September 2009..

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  • Title: Cabri Description
    Descriptive info: Cabri Description.. What follows is a description of the demonstration project that has been co-funded by a grant from DG XII of the Commission of the European Union in 1996.. It is here for historical reasons and it is.. completely out-of-date.. CABRI is now maintained by the involved.. collections and information centers.. A better description of the project can be found in the.. manual of CABRI procedures.. Programme: Biotechnology (2nd call).. Demonstration Project: ERBBIO4-CT96-0231.. Coordinator: Louis Réchaussat.. Starting date: 01/12/96 Duration: 36 months.. Scientific officers: I.. Norstedt, C.. Martinez.. Current state of knowledge.. Biotechnology R D requires reliable, high quality, biological resources (such as bacteria, cell lines, fungi, probes, or hybridomas).. These are usually collected, stored and then made available from specialist resource centres who advertise their wares through catalogues.. The use of telecommunications networks such as the Internet should have eased this situation.. Unfortunately, customers in Europe wishing to order via this medium still face a number of problems.. The catalogues are often difficult to locate, they might not define whether the product is a replicate or original, and they are rarely linked together so that a search can cover a wide range of resources.. Furthermore, when a customer does question a variety of centres, geography and language add to the problems of making a considered choice.. Demonstration objectives.. CABRI will refine tools and test the formation of an integrated resource centre service linking catalogue databases of different organism types, genetic materials and other biologicals in Europe so that the user world-wide can access these relevant catalogues during one searching session through a common entry point and request/order products to be delivered to their place of work.. A prerequisite is that all aspects of the offered product must be of the highest possible quality.. Quality assurance standards will be devised and strictly adhered to, thus enabling the project to generate a unique image guaranteeing users efficient access to quality products.. CABRI is designed along the institute without walls structure and will accept new resource centres as the service evolves into a sustainable part of Europe's bioinformatics infrastructure.. This demonstration will determine the conditions and parameters necessary for the launching of an on-going service.. Work content.. There are four components in the implementation of the project:.. - Production of Collection Quality Management Standards manuals:.. The success of CABRI will depend completely on the quality of the delivered resources.. The centres will combine to prepare a series of quality management standards manuals based upon the national, European and international biotech standards and the generally accepted World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) guide-lines.. - Standardisation of information validation and dissemination:.. CABRI will create a single entry interface to the participating catalogues, rather than building a classical merged database of the component parts.. The catalogues will therefore be built to agreed information process standards, designed by an expert committee to cover staff expertise and technical support including the export/import format of data, agreements on data provision, minimum data sets for catalogue and other documents.. These aspects will adhere to ISO 9000 standards and consequently be  ...   resource centres will offer the user access to a common store of materials and so represent a one-stop-shop for European and other users.. CABRI will produce a number of business scenarios for the participants to decide how best to launch and sustain the service.. CABRI will use the extended audience of the individual resource centres to test these scenarios.. Why a demonstration phase now?.. Biotechnology is one of the key, expanding, high-tech areas of important economical impact.. Biotechnology has an increasing social and ethical impact on our lives.. Biotechnology relies upon using safe, reliable, cultures and related resources.. CABRI will contribute in the short term to the better management of living resources.. It will remove or diminish the need for duplication and improve Europe's ability to satisfy its own R D resource needs from within its own borders.. The economic impacts will be positive as they will keep expenditures for resources inside Europe, and thus support the national services already in place.. The project will widen the market for resources by advertising the availability of resources to new markets and advertise local services to scientists who will not only, hopefully, purchase cultures form the centre but also then deposit their cultures and other materials.. CABRI centres will play an on-going role in national and international biodiversity programmes by keeping these stocks in pure, genetically stable, forms.. Partners.. Coordinator:.. Mr.. Louis RÉCHAUSSAT - INSERM, 101 rue de Tolbiac, F-75654 PARIS Cedex 13; Tel:+33 (0)1 44 23 62 78; Fax: +33 (0)1 44 23 62 78; E-Mail:.. rechauss@tolbiac.. inserm.. fr.. Partner No.. 1:.. 2:.. Dr.. David LEWIS - CAMR / ECACC, Porton Down, Salibury SP4 0JG, Wiltshire, United Kingdom; Tel.. : +44-1980-612 512; Fax: +44-1980-611 315; E-Mail:.. david.. lewis@camr.. org.. uk.. 3:.. Jack FRANKLIN - ASFRA B.. V.. , Bult 2, 1135 AJ EDAM, The Netherlands; Tel: +31-2-99 37 27 51; Fax: +31-2-99 37 28 77; E-Mail:.. asfra@asfra.. nl.. 4:.. Ing.. Paolo ROMANO - Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro (INRC), Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, I-16132 GENOVA; Tel:+39-010-5737288; Fax: +39-010-5737295; E-Mail:.. paolo.. romano@istge.. it.. 5:.. Mrs Nicole HENRY - BCCM-Coordinator, rue de la Science 8 Wetenschapsstraat, B-1040 BRUSSEL/BRUXELLES; Tel: +32-2-238 34 62; Fax: +32-2-230 59 12; E-Mail:.. henr@belspo.. be.. 6:.. Ir.. Gerrit STEGEHUIS - RNAAS / Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS), P.. O.. Box 273, NL-3740 AG BAARN; Tel: +31-3-55 48 12 23; Fax: +31-3-55 41 61 42; E-Mail:.. stegehuis@cbs.. knaw.. 7:.. Mme.. Béatrice DUTERTRE - CERDIC, BP 295, F-06905 SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS; Tel: +33-04 93 95 86 38; Fax: +33-04 93 95 86 38; E-Mail:.. dutertre@infobiogen.. 8:.. Dagmar FRITZE - Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ), Mascheroder Weg 1b, D-38124 BRAUNSCHWEIG; Tel.. : +49-531-2616 254; Fax: +49-531-2616 418; E-Mail:.. dfr@dsmz.. de.. 9:.. Martin BISHOP - Medical Research Council (MRC) UK Human Genome Mapping Project (HGMP) Resource Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SB, United Kingdom; Tel.. : +44-1223-494 525; Fax: +44-1223-494 512; E-Mail:.. mbishop@hgmp.. mrc.. ac.. 10:.. Nandi SUNIL - Microbial Strain Data Network, 63 Wostenholm Road, Sheffield S7 1LE, United Kingdom; Tel.. : +44-1142-583 397; Fax: +44-1142-583 402; E-Mail:.. msdn@sheffield.. Top of the page..

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  • Title: Cabri Search
    Descriptive info: Search Partners' Web Sites.. CABRI Simple Search.. You can use an alternative SRS standard interface:.. If you previously saved an order, you can retrieve it now:.. 1.. Select desired catalogue(s).. Animal & Human Cell Lines Catalogues.. DSMZ.. ICLC.. All Catalogues.. Bacteria Catalogues.. BCCM/LMG.. CABI.. CBS.. CRBIP CIP.. CRBIP PCC.. CRBIP CoSIB.. NCCB.. NCIMB.. Filamentous Fungi & Yeasts Catalogues.. BCCM/IHEM.. BCCM/MUCL.. CABI Fungi.. CABI Yeasts.. CBS Fungi.. CBS Yeasts.. CRBIP UMIP Fungi.. CRBIP UMIP Yeast.. DSMZ Fungi.. Plasmids Catalogues.. BCCM/LMBP.. Phages Catalogues.. DSMZ Phages.. NCCB Phages.. NCIMB Phages.. Plant Cells Catalogues.. DSMZ Plant Cells.. Plant Viruses Catalogues.. DSMZ Plant Viruses.. 2.. Enter your query.. Click on fields' names for contextual help.. Search hints.. Examples.. Unique Identifier.. Name.. Include synonyms of Name in search.. Other Fields.. 3.. Click "Do Query".. NB.. When searching Cabri, certain search terms are extremely useful.. Please read the.. help file.. for more indepth information.. *.. The.. symbol is a generic wildcard.. e.. g.. To find everything beginning with 'temp', search with 'temp.. ', which would return entries containing 'temperature', 'temperate' etc.. Similarly use of the wildcard in  ...   result, while searching for '.. subtilis' would.. Using double quotes bypasses this problem.. " ".. If you wish to search for a string including a space in the search term then you may do so by enclosing it in double quotes.. searching for "Bacillus subtilis" (including the quotes) will return all entries where the name Bacillus subtilis has been indexed as a whole term including the space.. In general whole term indexing only occurs in the Unique Identifier and Name field of the databases.. However, the double quotes function only works when searching the 'Name' or 'Other Fields' sections and is not required when searching Unique Identifier (as they are always whole terms).. | and !.. The symbols '|' (vertical bar) and '!' (exclamation mark) are the operators meaning 'or' and 'but not' respectively.. They can be used to build up complex searches in conjunction with the previously mentioned operators.. g searching with 'bacillus | therm.. ! subtilis' will return all entries containing either 'bacillus' or anything beginning with 'therm', except those which also contain the word 'subtilis'.. Top of Page..

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  • Title: CABRI HyperCatalogue main index
    Descriptive info: CABRI HyperCatalogue.. CABRI HyperCatalogue is maintained by.. Last revised in August 2010.. Browse Catalogues.. Animal & Human Cell Lines.. Bacteria & Archaea.. Filamentous Fungi.. Yeasts.. Plasmids.. DNA Probes.. Phages.. Plant Cells.. Plant Viruses.. Search Partners'.. Web Sites.. Main index.. NB!.. The CABRI HyperCatalogue does not substitute the.. CABRI search engine.. , which is still available at the usual address.. Browse CABRI Catalogues by:.. Please, let us know if you appreciate the CABRI HyperCatalogue by sending a message to.. Last revised.. August 2010.. The CABRI Consortium 1999-2010..

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  • Title: CABRI Collections and Information Centres
    Descriptive info: CABRI Collections and Information Centres.. The centres taking part in this project currently hold 26 collections covering most of the biodiversity: human and animal cells, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, plasmids, animal and plant viruses, DNA probes.. The total holdings of their collections are more then 150,000 deposits (123,000 of which are currently included in the catalogues), which represent approximately half of available deposits in Europe (by reference to the European Culture Collection Organization (ECCO) membership, 1995).. Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms.. Brussel, Belgium.. Nicole Henry (henr at belspo.. be).. Tel: +32-(0)2-238 34 62.. Fax: +32-(0)2-230 59 12.. Egham, United Kingdom.. David Smith (d.. smith at cabi.. org).. Tel: +44-(0)1491 829000.. Fax: +44-(0)1491  ...   75.. Fax: +33 (0)1 40 61 30 07.. CERDIC.. Sophia Antipolis, France.. Béatrice Dutertre.. Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 95 86 38.. Fax: +33 (0) 4 93 95 86 38.. Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen.. Braunschweig, Germany.. de).. Tel: +49-(0)531 2616 254.. Fax: +49-(0)531 2616 418.. National Institute for Cancer Research.. Paolo Romano (paolo.. romano at istge.. it).. Tel: +39-010 5737 288.. Fax: +39-010 5737 295.. Interlab Cell Line Collection.. Genova, Italy.. Barbara Parodi (iclc at istge.. Tel: +39-010 5737 474.. National Collections of Industrial, Marine and Food Bacteria.. Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.. Peter Green (p.. green at ncimb.. co.. uk).. Tel: +44 (0) 1224 711100.. Fax: +44 (0) 1224 711299..

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  • Title: Cabri Guidelines
    Descriptive info: Cabri Guidelines.. Click here to read the guidelines.. Introduction to CABRI guidelines.. Europe has a wide variety of Resource Centres acting as supply and service organisations to the Scientific Community.. CABRI, the Common Access to Biological Resources and Information service, offers access to some of these centres.. This common interest gateway offers many advantages to both the centres and their user communities.. Instead of having to scrutinise a large number of databases, catalogues and other sources of information, CABRI offers world-wide access to these databases and allows one to simultaneously check on the availability of a particular type of organism or genetic resource and to order the required items once located.. Those include:.. Bacteria and Archea.. Fungi.. Yeast.. Plasmids.. Phages.. Animal and Human Cells.. DNA probes.. Plant Cells.. Plant Viruses.. The CABRI service has been built around quality and each member resource centre has therefore contributed to defining the set of technical specifications and procedures which define how they should handle each resource type.. These procedures are primarily based upon the centres own procedures but they have been peer reviewed and approved before the catalogue has been mounted online.. In this way users of CABRI are guaranteed the highest quality materials and services.. It is our intention to expand on the range of materials on offer by admitting other centres with acceptable quality standards.. Quality through knowledge.. Each of the collections within CABRI has a wealth of specialist expertise that backs up the storage and delivery of cultures.. A range of contract services is therefore also available and information  ...   guidelines for catalogue production which includes the instructions for the submission of a flat file for indexing to CABRI.. A CABRI Technical Committee has been established to implement and enforce these CABRI standards and this Technical Committee also regularly audits both laboratory practices and delivery standards and ensures that the CABRI information procedures as well as content are kept current and abreast of the latest developments.. CABRI aims to provide the most user friendly approach to biological resourcing anywhere in the world.. Contents of the Quality Guidelines.. Part 1: General guidelines for culture collections.. Part 2: Request and handling deposits.. Part 3: Maintenance of the deposits.. Part 4: Delivery to the customer.. These chapters cover procedures that as far as possible guarantee:.. the adherence of CABRI to international, European or national regulations as well as to ethical and safety standards in the field of biotechnology;.. the authenticity of biological materials;.. the purity of cultures or absence of contaminants;.. the processing of cultures including their quality control;.. the accuracy of data collected and supplied; punctuality and delivery standards.. Presentation of the quality procedures.. Part 1 of the guidelines provides a common view for all CABRI resources.. Thereafter, information is provided at different levels of detail starting with the basic core procedures common to all collections.. Then there are specific protocols that provide basic information on (fairly) standard techniques and finally, if relevant, there is detailed information on local procedures that might be unique to a member collection.. These local procedures have been independently refereed to ensure they are scientifically responsible..

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  • Title: Contacting Cabri
    Descriptive info: Contacting Cabri.. If you wish to learn more about any aspect of CABRI, the following people should be able to help.. Bill Hominick (send messages to bill at etiis.. Paolo Romano (send messages to paolo dot romano at istge.. Dagmar Fritze (send messages to dfr at dsmz.. If you want to be  ...   you are welcomed to subscribe to the low traffic EBRCN Newsletter.. Please, fill in the following online form.. Yes, I want to subscribe to the EBRCN Newsletter.. I'm therefore communicating you the following information:.. Name and surname.. :.. Email.. Phone.. Fax.. Organization/Company.. Address.. Town.. Postal code.. Country.. Preferred version.. TEXT ONLY.. HTML..

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  • Title: CABRI: FAQ
    Descriptive info: FAQ (or how to be satisfied when accessing this site).. CABRI (Common Access to Biological Resources and Information).. What is CABRI?.. Who gains by using CABRI?.. Why should I search through CABRI?.. Who are the CABRI partners?.. Can I become a partner of CABRI?.. How do I become a partner of CABRI?.. Commercial links with CABRI?.. EBRCN (European Biological Resource Centers Network).. What is EBRCN?.. How do EBRCN and CABRI relate?.. How to search CABRI.. How many catalogues are included in the CABRI site.. When and how often are CABRI catalogues updated.. How can I search the CABRI catalogues.. Which are the advantages of the Simple Search?.. Which  ...   resource?.. Do I receive a confirmation to my order?.. Do I need to confirm my order?.. How long shall I wait for the biological resources I ordered?.. CABRI Lab tips.. How should I handle received microorganisms?.. CABRI Copyrights.. Can I download the CABRI site?.. May I use CABRI Guidelines?.. Can I mirror the CABRI site?.. Can I set up a link to the CABRI site?.. CABRI contacts: How and who.. Contacting the secretariat and webmaster.. Contacting the CABRI Technical Committee.. Contacting collections by email.. What if (some troubleshootings).. you cannot find the resource you need.. you do not receive a confirmation of your order.. the system is not responding..

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  • Title: CABRI: Site Map
    Descriptive info: Site map.. This map is not complete, since it does not include all files of the CABRI site.. A full list would be very long and not very meaningful (nor accessible).. This low resolution map is only for allowing you to quickly identify and reach the different parts of the site.. Have a good browsing!.. Description of the CABRI project.. Help for searching through the CABRI Simple Search.. Fields that can be searched by using the CABRI Simple Search.. Alternative standard SRS query form.. Help for searching through the SRS query form.. Information about CABRI catalogues.. DSMZ Animal Cell Lines Catalogue.. ICLC Animal Cell Lines Catalogue.. BCCM/LMG Bacteria Catalogue.. CABI Bioscience Bacteria Catalogue.. CBS Bacteria Catalogue.. CRBIP CIP Bacteria Catalogue.. CRBIP PCC Cyanobacteria Catalogue.. CRBIP CoSIB Bacteria Catalogue.. DSMZ Bacteria Catalogue.. NCCB Bacteria Catalogue.. NCIMB Bacteria Catalogue.. BCCM/IHEM Biomedical Fungi and Yeasts Catalogue.. BCCM/MUCL (Agro)industrial Fungi and Yeasts Catalogue.. CABI Bioscience Filamentous Fungi Catalogue.. CABI Bioscience Yeasts Catalogue.. CBS Filamentous Fungi Catalogue.. CBS Yeasts Catalogue.. CRBIP UMIP Filamentous Fungi Catalogue.. CRBIP UMIP Yeasts Catalogue.. DSMZ Filamentous Fungi Catalogue.. BCCM/LMBP Plasmids Catalogue.. DSMZ Plasmids Catalogue.. NCCB Plasmids Catalogue.. DSMZ Plant Cell Lines Catalogue.. DSMZ Phages Catalogue.. DSMZ Plant Viruses Catalogue.. NCCB Phages Catalogue.. NCIMB Phages Catalogue.. Prices of biological resources.. CABRI HyperCatalogue (browse  ...   Short list of Minimum Data Set for animal cell lines.. Short list of Recommended Data Set for animal cell lines.. Hybridomas.. Short list of Minimum Data Set for hybridomas.. Plant cell lines.. Short list of Minimum Data Set for plant cell lines.. Short list of Full Data Set for plant cell lines.. Plant cell virus.. Short list of Minimum Data Set for plant cell virus.. Short list of Full Data Set for plant cell virus.. Short list of Minimum Data Set for genomic libraries.. Short list of Minimum Data Set for phages.. Short list of Recommended Data Set for phages.. Short list of Full Data Set for phages.. Short list of Minimum Data Set for plasmids.. Short list of Full Data Set for plasmids.. Filamentous fungi and Yeasts.. Short list of Minimum Data Set for fil.. fungi and yeasts.. Short list of Recommended Data Set for fil.. Short list of Full Data Set for fil.. Bacteria and Archaea.. Short list of Minimum Data Set for bacteria and archaea.. Short list of Recommended Data Set for bacteria and archaea.. Short list of Full Data Set for bacteria and archaea.. Flat file preparation procedures.. Flat file submission procedures.. Procedures manual.. Mirroring the CABRI site, Technical Annex.. CABRI FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).. CABRI contacts.. CABRI mirrors..

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  • Title: CABRI Mirrors
    Descriptive info: CABRI Mirrors.. CABRI is currently available through the CABRI main site and some mirrors.. Title and Address.. Manager and Institute.. Main CABRI site.. http://www.. cabri.. org/.. Paolo Romano (.. ).. National Cancer Research Institute, Genova, IT.. Belgian Mirror.. François Guissart (.. guis@belspo.. BCCM, Brussel, BE.. French Mirror.. Louis Jones (.. lmj@pasteur.. Institut Pasteur, Paris, FR.. It is expected that the CABRI Web site will be mirrored at other sites.. This will make the CABRI catalogues available to the widest possible audience and ensure that the catalogues are always available (by limiting the possibility of network timeouts and routing difficulties).. The CABRI mirrors must include a copy of the main CABRI site and can include translations of  ...   such as original papers, and further documentation and help not developed by the main site, especially if these are in the national language.. However the final content residing under the CABRI logo must be approved by the CABRI Technical Committee, which can request the removal of such material if they feel it does not fit general CABRI aims and standards.. Mirrors are updated at least once a week and more frequently whenever needed.. Mirrors are distributed by virtual hosts whose Internet address is defined within the cabri.. org domain and reflects the country of the hosting Institute.. Mirror managers are responsible for all the needed updates (both software and data) and the good status of the mirrors..

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  • Title: CABRI Procedures Manual
    Descriptive info: CABRI Guidelines.. Procedures Manual.. Introduction.. CABRI stands for Common Access to Biotechnological Resources and Information - an online service where users can search a number of European Biological Resource Centre catalogues.. The catalogues may be searched independently, or as one, and the located materials ordered online or by post.. The service has been designed, implemented, and is maintained by a number of European Biological Resource and Information Centres, all of whom are committed to the highest quality standards.. CABRI currently contains the catalogues of (in alphabetical order):.. BCCM.. , Brussels, Belgium,.. CABI Bioscience.. , Egham, UK.. , Utrecht, The Netherlands,.. CIP.. , Institute Pasteur, Paris, France,.. , Braunschweig, Germany,.. ECACC.. , Salisbury, UK,.. INRC.. , Genoa, Italy,.. , Aberdeen, UK.. Quality standards.. CABRI members must have a proven history of offering a public service, have clear mission statements and goals, and operate along established internal infrastructure standards.. All the resources and services on offer through CABRI have to be of a uniform high standard of quality.. Members must therefore have written internal quality assurance policies in place which define clear accession policies, quality control and distribution procedures.. These should be similar to, and certainly of the same quality, as the CABRI Guidelines for the organism or service in question.. These guidelines can be obtained from the CABRI WEB site at.. www.. All CABRI guidelines are regularly reviewed and refereed both internally and externally so that users can be assured they are being offered the highest quality materials and services.. CABRI and the European Biological Resource Centre Network (EBRCN).. CABRI was developed as a partially funded EC Demonstration project.. The Biological Resource Centres (BRCs) involved in this work will soon form the European Biological Resource Centre Network (EBRCN).. CABRI will continue to be the public, WEB-based, catalogue and information service of this group.. In addition to running CABRI, the EBRCN will:.. Establish a quality conscious group of biological resource centres who work together to guarantee that customers receive top quality materials;.. Improve access to individual centre’s catalogues by producing searchable electronic versions of their catalogues and mounting these in a common searchable environment (i.. e.. to maintain CABRI);.. Develop suitable bioinformatics solutions to the needs of the centres and their customers;.. Develop efficient methods to best use Europe’s resources in terms of reacting to the challenges of the biodiversity conventions;.. Attract users and producers of cultures with regard to depositing and storing essential materials;.. Provide a focal point for European centres to combine their efforts on matters of common importance.. The EBRCN will initially consist of:.. - Belgium; represented by: Dr.. J.. Swings, LMG, Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent, K.. L.. Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000 Gent, Belgium.. RNAAS / Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS).. , P.. Box 85167, NL-3508 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands; represented by: Dr.. D.. van der Mei.. Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ).. , Mascheroder Weg 1b, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany; represented by: Dr.. E.. Stackebrandt.. , Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY, UK; represented by Dr.. Dent.. CAMR / ECACC.. , Porton Down, Salisbury SP4 0JG, Wiltshire, UK; represented by: Dr.. Lewis.. Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro (INRC).. , Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, I-16132 Genova, Italy; represented by: Dr B.. Parodi.. Advanced Biotechnology Center of Genoa (ABC).. , Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, I-16132 Genova, Italy; represented by: Ing.. P.. Romano.. , 25 rue du Dr.. Roux, 75000 Paris, represented by Dr.. Chantal Bizet.. , BP 295, F-06905 Sophia Antipolis; represented by: Mme.. Béatrice Dutertre.. Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM).. , Rue de Tolbiac 101, F-75654 Paris, France; represented by: Dr Anne Bisagni.. 4.. Joining CABRI.. CABRI membership is open to any recognised European Biological Resource Centre, willing and able to work to the CABRI levels of quality.. There is no a priori limit on the size nor the materials in the collection.. To join CABRI, the applying centre must first notify the CABRI secretary of its interest.. The CABRI Technical Committee will then review all operating procedures and quality checks used in the centre, and the descriptions of catalogues and data entry procedures.. When the reviewing procedure is satisfactorily completed, the new member will be formally admitted to the CABRI service.. Acceptance implies that the centre will abide by the quality control and other operating procedures in place for the CABRI membership.. The catalogue of the new member will then be mounted on the CABRI server along with other subsidiary information such as a link from the CABRI Home Page to the centre’s WEB site where local information on prices and ordering policies can be stored.. A small "entry fee" of 3,500.. 00 Euro will be charged to help offset the costs of refereeing and catalogue preparation.. Review of operating procedures.. The applicant should submit its own representative operating procedure manuals to the Technical Committee.. These should include all relevant documents used in the centre, such as flow sheets, description of processes and internal quality management procedures.. Proof that these procedures are in place and in use must also be furnished, and the Technical Committee should be notified of any changes in procedures: audit trails are a  ...   In case of a disagreement between the TC member and collection manager, both views will be mentioned in the report.. This report will contain a confidentiality statement, to be signed by the auditor on behalf of the TC, before it is submitted to the Technical Committee.. The Technical Committee will then decide whether the procedures followed by the centre are sufficient to guarantee that the CABRI quality standards are met.. Any further recommendations will be sent by the Technical Committee to the centre, who will set a time scale for their implementation.. This will be submitted back to the TC.. Responsibility.. All audit records, reviews and implementation records are held by the Collection Manager.. It is the responsibility of the Collection Manager to verify that all corrective actions required by audits have been completed, within the agreed time scale.. If a member fails to implement the recommendations formulated after internal or external audits, the TC will formally request the centre to implement them.. If, after repeated requests, the centre still does not implement these recommendations, and thereby fails to adhere to the agreed quality standards, or if a centre no longer operates as a BRC offering biological resources, it will be asked to leave CABRI by the Executive Board.. 6.. The web site.. The public face of CABRI is the CABRI server.. Here, customers can search the catalogues using the SRS software which allows one to interrogate one or more catalogues at the same time.. The web site is currently maintained on the INRC server located at ABC in Genoa, Italy.. The content is maintained by the web-site manager but overall responsibility is held by the Web-site editor and editorial board.. At the present time the Scientific Secretary acts as the editor and the Technical Committee acts as editorial board.. Changes should first be sent to the Web-site editor who, in combination with the Technical Committee, will ensure that the changes are neither trivial nor conflicting.. Changes to documentation and web pages must be sent to the web-site editor at least 21 days in advance of their intended release date, who will send them to the web-site manager within a week.. The web-site manager will send the files to all mirror managers immediately.. This is to ensure that the editorial processes can take place so that mirror sites can arrange for translations etc.. Similarly, changes to the catalogues should be submitted by the collections to the web-site manager who will immediately modify the on-line catalogues and re-index them.. The automatic mirroring procedure will then implement those changes in the mirror sites.. No translation is foreseen.. These procedures will allow the CABRI server and all mirror sites to remain simultaneously concurrent and up-to-date.. 7.. Mirroring the CABRI web site.. (see.. In principle any CABRI centre can establish a mirror.. The content and the links from this mirror to other files fall however under the responsibility of the CABRI Technical Committee and mirror sites must ensure they do nothing to harm other members nor CABRI itself.. The CABRI mirrors must include a copy of the main CABRI site and can then include translations of the relevant pages into their national language.. The mirror must include all the main CABRI site distribution lists, without any exclusions and/or modifications, but must not include those sections of the original site that have not been designed for mirroring, e.. the restricted documentation section.. The mirror must be updated at least once a week and be updated whenever a request to do so comes from the main site.. When a translation of the original texts is being maintained, this must be kept up-to-date by modifying the texts accordingly.. The Editorial Board may insist on this step being taken, or request that the local language translation be removed.. The mirror must be distributed by a virtual host whose Internet address must be agreed with the CABRI TC.. In general, it will be defined within the cabri.. org domain and will either reflect the country of the institute that is doing the mirroring or the institute itself.. The site will have to be continually available on the Internet.. Tests will be carried out to check it and faulty mirrors will be excluded.. A local mirror manager must be identified and named to the CABRI TC.. The mirror manager will receive all the rights that are needed to access the main site and will be responsible for all the security related issues.. He/she will be added to the cabri-mirrors mailing list (a list devoted to the co-ordination of mirroring activities) and will be responsible for all the needed updates (both software and data).. Software and hardware specifications can vary during time.. A technical annex has been defined and will be updated as needed.. No hardware specifications are currently defined.. A copy of all the necessary software will be made available by the CABRI sites.. 8.. Further Information.. Information can be obtained from any member collection, or from the CABRI web site.. or from the CABRI Secretariat (Bill Hominick,.. hominicks@ntlworld.. com.. Guidelines prepared for CABRI by ASFRA, DSMZ, CBS, BCCM, INRC, CERDIC.. Page Layout CERDIC.. Copyright CABRI, 1999..

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