Production tracking – iMits and GenTaR
iMits (the International Micro-Injection Tracking System) is the name of the system that the IMPC has been using to coordinate and track the progress of the project as a whole. Since October 2020, the IMPC has a new tracking system in place, GenTaR(Genome Targeting Repository), to accomodate production using CRISPR.
These tracking systems have a number of functionalities and play a key role in:
- Coordinating the production of transgenic mice between high-throughput mouse producton facilities
- Minimizing overlap and maximizing efficiencies
- Capturing the intention to produce mutant mice targeting a particular gene
- Recording progress of mouse production, about the mutation created and phenotyping performed on the mutant mouse line
GenTaR is the IMPC new tracking tool, and can be accessed here www.gentar.org
iMits is available at www.mousephenotype.org/imits and will be retired soon.
This post provies further information about GenTaR and iMits.