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Field types

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source_id
strain
strain_rrid
sex
is_embryo
date_of_birth_or_fertilization
is_deceased
date_of_death
euthanization_method
local_lifespan_data
room_health_status
room_temperature
rack_setup
light_cycle
bedding
diet
water_source
cage_enhancements

source_id

SenNet ID of the source (whole organism) of the assayed tissue. Leave blank if not applicable. Example: SNT123.ABCD.567.

constraint value
required False
pattern (regular expression) [SNT]+\d{3}\.[A-Za-z]{4}\.\d{3}

strain

Jackson Labs nomenclature. When mutant alleles are part of the strain name, use “<” and “>” to indicate the superscripted alleles. For example, C57BL/6J-KitW-39J should be entered as “C57BL/6J-Kit", where "W-39J" would be the portion of the string displayed as superscripted text. For further information, see the "Quick Guide to Mouse Nomenclature" (https://resources.jax.org/guides/quick-guide-to-mouse-nomenclature).

constraint value
required True

strain_rrid

The Research Resource Identifier (RRID) (https://scicrunch.org/resources/data/source/nlx_154697-1/search) for the strain. An example is ‘RRID:MGI:3713213’.

constraint value
required True

sex

The sex of the mouse.

constraint value
required True
enum M or F

is_embryo

Is the source an embryo? Use either ‘True’ or ‘False’.

constraint value
type boolean
required True

date_of_birth_or_fertilization

The date when the mouse/embryo was born/fertilized. If the hours/minutes are not known, use ‘00:00’.

constraint value
type datetime
format %Y-%m-%d %H:%M
required True

is_deceased

Is the source deceased? Use either ‘True’ or ‘False’.

constraint value
type boolean
required True

date_of_death

The date when the mouse/embryo died. If the hours/minutes are not known, use ‘00:00’. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
type datetime
format %Y-%m-%d %H:%M
required False

euthanization_method

If the source was euthanized, select the method of euthanization. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
required False
enum Carbon dioxide asphixiation, Inhaled anesthetic agents, Injected anesthetic agents, Cervical dislocation, Decapitation, Hypothermia, Rapid freezing, or Other

local_lifespan_data

A free text description of how long mice live within the local environment. It is recommended to provide the median or maximum values for murine lifespans. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
required False

room_health_status

A description of the pathogen and opportunist exclusion level of the room where the source is housed. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
required False
enum Pathogen free, Pathogen and opportunist free, or Other

room_temperature

The temperature value in Celsius of the room where the source is housed. An example is “23”. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
type number
required False

rack_setup

The rack setup type in which the source is housed. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
required False
enum Biocontainment, Ventilated, Micro-Isolator, or Conventional

light_cycle

The light cycle in the room where the source is housed. “Standard/default” refers to 12-hour photoperiods (e.g., lights on at 7:00 AM, lights off at 7:00 PM). “Longer photoperiods” refers to 14-hour photoperiods (e.g., lights on at 7:00 AM, lights off at 9:00 PM). “Reverse lightcycles” means that the the timing of the 12-hour photoperiod is reversed (.e.g, lights on at 7:00 PM, lights off at 7:00 AM). Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
required False
enum Standard/default, Longer photoperiods, or Reverse light cycles

bedding

The type of cage bedding in the cage where the source is housed. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
required False
enum Aspen chip, Aspen shaving, Pine chip, Pine shaving, 1/4-inch corncob, 1/4-inch pelleted cellulose, Refined virgin diced cellulose, Non-contact cage board, Wire mesh, or Other

diet

A free text description of the source’s diet.

constraint value
required True

water_source

A free text description of the source’s water supply, including any treatments to the water. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
required False

cage_enhancements

Environmental enrichments present in the source’s cage. Leave blank if not applicable.

constraint value
required False
enum Nestlets, Nest boxes/shelters, Shelter tubes, Wooden chew sticks, Nylon bones, or Other