Culture Collections

How to deposit cell lines with ECACC

The process for depositing cell lines is relatively simple and requires a dialogue between the depositor and ECACC. This is essential to ensure that relevant biosafety and culture information is captured. The system is deliberately flexible in order for ECACC and end users to meet depositor requirements

ECACC Depositing Flow Chart IMAGE


Why deposit with us?

Many researchers want to make their cell lines used in their research projects available to the wider scientific community. By depositing your cell lines you can help us keep the collection relevant for other researchers looking to reduce the burden of diseases such as diabetes and cancer, and infectious diseases, particularly those caused by emerging viruses.

ECACC can accept frozen vials (e.g. volume 1 ml) or growing cultures in a 25cm2 flask - please see depositor forms for more details.

Culture Collections staff are here to ensure that the deposit of cell cultures into our collection is a trouble-free experience.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.


Before we can receive or collect new deposits ECACC will notify you of acceptance of your cell line(s)



General Cell Collection Deposit Form 
Use this form for depositing cell lines into the ECACC General Cell Collection

Hybridoma Collection Deposit Form 
Use this form for depositing hybridoma cell lines into the ECACC Hybridoma Collection

Biohazard Risk Assessment Form - Cell Lines



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