Depositing strains in the Roscoff Culture Collection

We encourage you to deposit your own cultures to the RCC. 

Strains deposited in the RCC will be distributed unless you have specific reasons not to distribute them (e.g. waiting for publication of a paper). In such cases, strains will be distributed no later than 1 year after deposit.

Please first contact the RCC with information on the deposit that you wish to make.

Once you have received confirmation that the deposit will be accepted, please fill in the following documents (download at the bottom of the page) :

  • The Deposit agrement form detailing the conditions of deposit.  This document needs to be signed by you
  • The Excel deposit worksheet.  You need to enter there detailed information concerning the strains you will deposit (taxonomy, name of strain, origin, culture conditions etc...).

Email both documents to the RCC prior to sending the strains.