Resources

This page contains resources to support our community and anyone that is responsible for managing a frozen collection.

Inventory Training Resources

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How to Conduct an Inventory of your Sample Collection

This document aims to provide guidelines for how to conduct an inventory of molecular collections to any who hold and/or are responsible for a collection of either tissue samples, DNA/RNA extracts or cell lines.

Initial Inventory Data Collection Sheet Template

This document is an editable template of the Initial Inventory Sheet as mentioned in the 'How to Conduct an Inventory of your Sample Collection document'.

Thorough Inventory Data Collection Sheet Template

This document is an editable template of the Thorough Inventory Sheet as mentioned in the 'How to Conduct an Inventory of your Sample Collection document'.

Databasing Resources

CryoArks Data Template

This comprehensive and editable excel spreadsheet includes fields commonly used in databases of universities, zoos and museums and is the template that underpins the CryoArks Specify database. Collections are welcome to use it for their own databasing requirements. Note: Macros need to be enabled. Contact us for a copy.

Forms

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Sample Use Request Form

If you are requesting samples from CryoArks please fill in this request form and send it to enquiries@cryoarks.org.

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