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Deposit in the DSMZ

The DSMZ accepts three different kinds of deposition: deposit in the open collection, safe deposit and patent deposit.
Please learn more about the Nagoya Protocol before beginning the deposit process.

Open collection: The biological material is deposited in our public collection, i.e. it is available for other researchers. No accession fee has to be paid. More...

Patent deposit: The biological material is deposited for patent purposes according the Budapest Treaty. The deposit will be recognized internationally. The material and all information concerning it will be handled strictly confidentially. More...

Safe deposit: The biological material is handled strictly confidentially and is available only for the depositor (annual fee to be paid). This kind of deposit is not suitable for patent purposes or scientific purposes like the valid description of type strains. More...