Prospective Clients from Outside the University of Michigan

Prospective Clients from Outside the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan DNA Sequencing Core accepts nucleic acid samples for analysis from non-U of M scientists.  Follow the steps below to create an active account and receive authorization to submit your samples.

WHAT’S REQUIRED:

  • A signed Service Agreement from your institution (IMPORTANT – see below for who is authorized to sign)
  • Acknowledgement that materials that you intend to send to our Core are safe
  • Acknowledgement that you are in compliance with all applicable legal/regulatory restrictions for carrying out recombinant DNA research in your institution, city, and state
  • Your contact information

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Enter your contact information.  From our PI Administration system, click on ‘If you are a new PI…’. Enter your personal information (i.e. name, address, affiliation, etc) and follow the steps as directed in the PI Administration pages:
    1. IMPORTANT! Your department should be “External (Non-Univ)”. Please do not select the department based on *your* institution’s departmental structure.
    2. The ‘box number’ (an internal Mail Stop number) can be anything – your own Mail Stop number for example.
    3. Do not enter an account number. This is for internal business, we will do that for you.
    4. Enter your institutional email address (e.g., NOT gmail or other personal email address). We must be able to verify your institutional affiliation. 
    5. Click the ‘IBC’ checkbox if you have followed all the recombinant DNA rules for YOUR institution. If you do not check this box, you will not be allowed to submit samples.
  2. Answer these 3 questions via an email sent to seqcore@umich.edu. Make sure you send the email from the same institutional email address entered above.
    1. Do you, the PI, accept responsibility for charges incurred in the UM DNA Sequencing Core by your lab members?
    2. Do you, the PI, accept responsibility for the safety of any samples sent in your name to the UM DNA Sequencing Core?
    3. Have you, the PI, complied with all applicable legal/regulatory restrictions for carrying out recombinant DNA research in your institution, city, and state? (There is a check-box on the PI Administration form that asks you this question as well; you must answer both).
  3. Provide a signed Service Agreement. After answering the questions above, you will be sent a Service Agreement (SA) form. The SA must be signed and sent back to seqcore@umich.edu. The SA signature must be from an appropriate representative at your institution (i.e., someone with legal signature authority to represent your institution, typically a representative of your purchasing department). Signed SAs expire, and must be renewed, after 3 years. (We have SA forms on file for many institutions – only 1 from each, is required – so this step may not be necessary if someone has done it before you within the last 3 years).
  4. Upon completion of the steps above, your account will be activated. You will be notified by email that you are now authorized to submit samples. See our FAQ pages for submission instructions.