Terms of Use

Terms of Use for the IMPC website – mousephenotype.org


Mousephenotype.org is the official website of the IMPC (International Mouse Phentoyping Consortium).  It is jointly hosted and managed by the UKRI Medical Research Council, MRC Harwell, UK and the EMBL-EBI, UK.  Broadly, the scientific data pages on genes and phenotypes are hosted by EBI and the general website information is hosted by MRC Harwell, including: About the IMPC, Human Diseases, News, Blog and the IMPC Cloud).

Access to and use of this site is subject to the following conditions, By using the website you accept our Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change our Terms of Use at any time.

Specific Terms and Conditions

Terms of use for EMBL-EBI online services

Please refer to  https://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/terms-of-use

Terms of use for MRC Harwell portion of the website

The information provided from IMPC via MRC Harwell Institute resources on mousephenotype.org are for general purposes only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation.

The views and opinions of people that appear on the website do not necessarily reflect the views of MRC Harwell Institute.

Although we make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date at the time of inclusion, the IMPC and MRC Harwell Institute accepts no responsibility for loss arising from reliance on information contained within its resources, its website or other sites that may be linked to or from its site.

The IMPC and MRC Harwell Institute does not endorse or recommend commercial products, processes or services and no such conclusion should be drawn from content provided in or linked from its resources or website.

Links to other internet sites are provided only for the convenience of users of the mousephenotype.org website. The IMPC and MRC Harwell Institute is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

The IMPC via MRC Harwell Institute endeavours to maintain this site but does not warrant that the site will be continuously available or error-free, nor does the MRC Harwell Institute warrant that this service will be free of defects or bugs or malicious software or code.

Neither the MRC Harwell Institute nor those contributing to the site shall be liable for any losses or damage that may result from use of the website as a consequence of any inaccuracies in, or any omissions from, the information, which it may contain.

We reserve the right to make changes to our resources or website at any time without notice.

Please refer to the MRC Harwell Acceptable Use Policy for more information

External Use of the IMPC logo

This official logo may be copied and used on your website for purposes such as to identify us on official collaborations or to link to IMPC resources. The image may not be modified in any way except to reduce it in size as required.

Privacy Statement

Please refer to our privacy policy page for more information

Cookie Statement

Please refer to our accessibility and cookies page for more information

IMPC Cloud user accounts

All user accounts are accessible to MRC Harwell Institute web database administrators. However passwords are encrypted and cannot be retrieved.

All external providers are in full compliance with GDPR regulations. We only utilise cloud services which store data within EU data centres, and where security levels are deemed necessary, we restrict this further to UK based data centres.

Data held in these accounts is used for the sole purpose it was collect for and is not disclosed to any third party.


All information collected on Data Subjects at consent will only be used for the purpose it was collected and only shared as detailed in the consent information provided. Consent will be updated in line with Data Subjects requests.

Data filed on Data Subjects contacting mousephenotype.org for general information or advice may be held but not shared or processed for any purposes.


The IMPC via MRC Harwell Institute provides resources in good faith, but makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any purpose for which the material may are used.