Data Release Policy

The project is entirely in the public domain with prompt data release from the projects as soon as possible. Typically genomic data will be released in accordance with current NHGRI policy. The intention is material from this work will be released into the public domain so that it is available for free unencumbered use by all individuals. In general genotype data release it will follow the same principles as outlined by the human HapMap project. For this project animals and their identities will be anonymous but certain key features will be made public including: their breed and genetic relationship (where known) with others in the data set.

A PDF of the MTA agreement for supply of DNA to the central repository for the completed sheep hapmap project is available for historic interest,