The success and expansion of MR4 collection holdings is highly dependent upon important reagent deposits from malaria investigators, clinicians and scientists worldwide. These include Plasmodium parasite isolates, lines and clones, characterized Anopheles colonies, and associated molecular reagents and derivatives from these organisms. The funding provided to MR4 laboratories supports the acquisition, amplification, authentication, quality control, preservation, storage and distribution of materials at minimal cost to MR4 registered investigators worldwide.
All MR4 users must be registered with BEI Resources in order to be eligible to receive materials from the collection reagent holdings. The Material Transfer Agreement establishes the terms under which the requestor will accept and utilize a reagent. Once registered, please review the Ordering Instructions and Tips for online ordering. Citation of both MR4 and the original depositor in all published or presented work using or resulting from the use of any MR4 reagents, including parasite and mosquito stocks, is a requirement of approved program registration.
For further information or inquiries on depositing materials in the MR4 collection, please see the Deposits tab pages on the web site. Although we encourage depositors to register with the BEI Resources program, it is NOT a prerequisite to contribute materials to the MR4 collection. Please contact MR4 at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on acceptance criteria or other assistance for reagents to be deposited.