IMPReSS (International Mouse Phenotyping Resource of Standardised Screens), the successor of EMPReSS, contains standardized phenotyping protocols which are essential for the characterization of mouse phenotypes. IMPReSS contains definitions of the phenotyping Pipelines and mandatory and optional Procedures and Parameters carried out and data collected by international mouse clinics following the protocols defined. This allows data to be comparable and shareable and ontological annotations permit interspecies comparison which may help in the identification of phenotypic mouse-models of human diseases.
The Adult and Embryonic Phenotype Pipeline
The IMPC (International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium) core pipeline describes the phenotyping pipeline that has been agreed across the consortium. Centre specific and Late Adult pipelines, based on the core pipeline, also exist. Procedures and pipelines are under continuous review and development, with changes to existing protocols and addition of new ones. Updates to IMPReSS data are released regularly.