Getting Started with IMPC

What do we Offer?

We offer a range of open-access and free resources for our users. Our goal is to identify the function of every protein-coding gene in the mouse genome and our phenotyping data is regularly uploaded into our online database for public use. Our help and documentation section is also always available at the top right corner of every webpage. Here, you can find detailed information on every aspect of our website and database.

Gene and Phenotype Pages

Users can search for genes or phenotypes of interest using our search function. Gene and phenotype pages will supply you with a variety of information and data. On gene pages you can find: associated phenotypes and their significance, images, expression data, disease models and more.

Need help getting started with our gene pages or want more information on what they offer? Check out our ‘Getting Started with Gene Pages’ for more details.

Bulk Data

Do you need a bulk amount of data on a particular factor or data release? We offer a range of data on our API, FTP and batch query pages, which can be found either under the ‘Data’ section at the top of every page or in our footer in the bottom right-hand corner.

  • FTP: our FTP site hosts entire datasets per data release for bulk download. You can find .csv, .zip and .sql.gz files of our datasets here.
  • API: users can search for data through the API using SOLR.
  • Batch query: summary data and small subsets can be found using our batch query tool.

Find more details on what our bulk data pages in our help and documentation section in either the non-programmatic data access section for FTP and batch query or the programmatic data access section for API.

Advanced Tools

We offer a variety of tools to view, use and analyse our data. You can find the full list on the data tab under ‘advanced tools’.

Data Focus

Our data focus pages highlight specific topics and data that may be of interest to the research community. These pages list and discuss data on phenotypes, genes and procedures for key research areas such as cardiovascular disease, embryo development and pain. You can view our data focus pages in the ‘data’ section at the top of the page.

How our data is generated – IMPReSS

We have 20 different international phenotyping centres which generate and phenotype homozygous and heterozygous knockout mouse strains. Our phenotyping pipelines are a gold-standard for generating data and can be viewed with our advanced tool IMPReSS. For more information on our pipeline and data generation process, check out our ‘How we Generate Our Data’ page which gives a full description.

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When is the data updated?

The ongoing IMPC project aims to phenotype all 20,000 protein-coding genes in the mouse genome. We regularly update our website and database with data releases. Our data release page gives a snapshot of the update and you can find previous release notes at the bottom of the page.

Do you need to find more information on mouse production? Check out the mouse production section in our help and documentation section. We use iMits to coordinate and track mouse production, which is accessible under our advanced tools. You can use iMits to search for a gene of interest to find out if there are future phenotyping plans, production history and other valuable information.

Each gene page also has a ‘follow gene’ button in the top right corner to register your interest. By signing up with the IMPC, we will automatically update you when your gene of interest is updated.

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