Deposit Your Resources

General Deposit

General Deposit

  •  The KCTC accepts bacteria, archaea, yeasts, filamentous fungi and related microorganisms that can be handled in Biosafety level 1, 2.
  •  Strains sent for the deposited in the general collection should have been used in work already published or prepared for publication. Strains deposited in this manner will be available to the international scientific community in both academic and industrial institutions for only research.
  •  General deposit is free of charge.
  •  Please review your legal situation with regards to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol BEFORE beginning the deposit process. (CBD_Republic of Korea)
  •  To protect the DEPOSITOR’s rights and to promote the utilization of biological resources in the field of microbiological research and development, a MATERIAL DEPOSIT AGREEMENT (MDA) should be concluded between the DEPOSITOR and KCTC.

Person in charge :
 Kyuhee Kang
E-mail :

* Using courier services (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.) * Using EMS
Address: (56212) 181 Ipsin-gil, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)

※ When you send the strains as deposit to KCTC by courier services (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.), please write HS code number (3002 90 4000) in the document.
Address: (22381) 40-32, Gonghangdong-ro 193beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea
International Post Office
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency
Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)

※ When you send the strains as deposit to KCTC by EMS, please print out the file of the plant quarantine object and attach it to the side of the cover of package.

Plant quarantine object
** If you send the strains by using the courier services, the process of custom clearance and quarantine will be faster to handle.
Deposit Form
Request for Microorganism Deposit.
Material Deposit Agreement (MDA)

Deposit Procedures

  • STEP1. Please submit a written deposit request(application form) to the person in charge through e-mail(

  • STEP2. After review the application form, the KCTC will contact to you.

  • STEP3. KCTC will preserve the strain with KCTC accession number after all quality checks are done.

  • STEP4. The issue of certificate with KCTC accession number will be sent to the depositor by E-mail.

* About 4 to 8 weeks are needed from the submission to the issuing of a deposit certificate.