Depositing cultures in the collection

Are your microbial cultures part of a research paper you want to publish in a journal with an impact factor? Free-of-charge deposition of your culture in the CCM will increase your paper impact by ensure safe long-term storage of your culture and providing an opportunity for other experts to follow-up on your research.

The CCM is continuously supplementing its bank with new strains. We accept not only isolates of newly described or rare species but also cultures that are important for basic and applied research, taxonomy and biotechnology.

The collection reserves the right to choose cultures for deposit, with priority being given to those that are or will be associated with publication. Deposition in the collection is free of charge.

The CCM accepts the following microorganisms for collection:

  1. Bacteria and Archaea
  2. Fungi
  3. Yeasts
  4. Staphylococcal bacteriophages

We accept only those species of microorganisms which can be cultivated on commonly used culture media under common conditions, can be stored by lyophilization and belong to the WHO risk group 1 or 2.

Deposition of cultures in the CCM complies with The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. Information on whether the country of origin of the isolate has accepted the Nagoya Protocol and what legislation applies in that country can be found at

The CCM accepts cultures under the terms of the Material Deposit Agreement (MDA), which is part of the Accession Form.

How to proceed?

If you are interested in depositing cultures, contact the curator of the collection. Upon agreement, you will be asked to fill in the appropriate form, which you will send together with the culture to our address.

Accession Form – Bacteria and Archaea Download PDF file Download Word file
Accession Form – Fungi and Yeasts Download PDF file Download Word file
Accession Form – Bacteriophages Download PDF file Download Word file

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