The following is MPD's statement of core attributes in accordance with
Main resource URL
Contact information (e-mail; postal mail)
Mouse Phenome Database Group
The Jackson Laboratory, Box RL 7
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine USA 04609
Date resource established (year)
Conditions of use (Free, or type of license)
Mus musculus. Laboratory mouse, various strains.
Scope: data types captured, curation policy, standards used
Data types captured: 1) phenotype strain survey data; 2) genotype variation data;
3) gene expression strain survey data. All data must serve to characterize mouse
strains and differences between strains.
Curation policy: Data submitted by community investigators in Excel spreadsheets or downloaded by us from open
public sources. We curate data into a common framework by standardizing mouse strain nomenclature, standardizing
units (SI where feasible),
evaluating (completeness, statistical power, quality), categorizing phenotype data and
linking to ontologies, conformance to internal style guide for titles, tags, and descriptions, and creation of
comprehensive protocol documentation. Peer review publication is encouraged but not required.
Criteria for evaluating phenotype strain survey data sets:
Standards: MIs, Data formats, terminologies
Data accessibility/output options
Download: CSV, XML, TXT.
Data release frequency
Approximately 20 per year.
Versioning period and access to historical files
Version numbering is not used.
News and new releases are summarized on a chronological What's New page, and data changes are recorded in a chronological Change Log.
Historical database or application images are not publicly available.
User support options
Email to email@example.com
A web-based help desk portal is also available.
Data submission policy
Resource's Wikipedia URL
Interactive web-based tools for viewing mouse strain characterization and comparing mouse strains.