Information for potential iPSC line depositors

Summary of deposition process

Depositing induced pluripotent cell lines with EBiSC is a 3 step process:

1. Initial Depositor Application

Initial Depositor Application
Provide initial information on the cell lines to be deposited, the background of the donor(s), the original bio-specimen(s) and the consent obtained.

To enquire about depositing your iPSC lines please download and complete the Depositor Initial Application form and email it to

EBiSC will approve applications to deposit at this stage.

2. Detailed Cell Line Data Capture

Detailed Cell Line Data Capture
Provide detailed scientific information on the cell lines such as derivation method, characterisation and culture conditions.

This can be accelerated if you have already registered your cell lines at

3. Formalise deposition

Complete the EBiSC Material Deposit Agreement (EMDA).

The depositor will benefit through:

  • Making valuable research tools available to the wider scientific community in a standardised and sustainable way
  • Rigorous quality control data will be generated on the lines and provided back to the depositor
  • Avoiding future costs associated with maintenance and distribution of valuable cell lines
  • Reducing the time spent negotiating legal agreement with third parties to share your cell lines. EBiSC uses standard agreements in its role as the first point of contact and distributor
  • Satisfying the requirements of funding bodies and journals to share cell lines after publication
  • Remaining the owner of the lines and referral point for potential future collaborators via EBiSC contacts

Contact us

EBiSC has a dedicated Bio-Sample Acquisition team that will help to collate the information for deposition. Contact us if you have any questions about this process.

More information

Frequently Asked Questions - For more information on the deposition process please check answers to some of the most common questions.