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Temporary Suspension of International Shipping of Live Animals
 July 08, 2024
Effective immediately: Due to continued weather-related issues negatively impacting the safety, reliability, and cost of shipping, we are temporarily suspending international shipments of live animals.   Orders may still be placed but they will not be filled until after September 1, 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Weather and high temperatures are also affecting domestic shipping so expect delays. The welfare of the animals is our top priority. 
Laboratory Animal Genetic Reporting (LAG-R) Guidelines Published
 July 07, 2024
The LAG-R framework (Laboratory Animal Genetic Reporting) is a set of guidelines to support more complete documentation of the genetic make-up of animals of all species that are used in research, with the aim of bolstering reproducibility, reliability, and overall scientific rigor. See Nature Communications (
RRRC at Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC24)
 February 20, 2024
Stop by Booth 626 in the Exhibitor Hall at the Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC24) in National Harbor/Washington DC Metro Area on March 6-10, 2024 to discuss how the RRRC can help facilitate your research.

GRCr8: A new rat reference assembly is now available.
 February 05, 2024
GRCr8 (GenBank NCBI # GCA_036323735.1) is the latest version of the rat reference genome assembly. See the Genome Reference Consortium (GRC) blog for more details.
Happy World Rat Day!
 April 04, 2023
April 4, 2023 is World Rat Day!  The RRRC would like to acknowledge the important contributions to science and medicine made possible by the use of rats in biomedical research.
Rat Resources:

RGD (Rat Genome Database)

Rat Genome Project at BCM

NCBI: Rat Genome Resources

Rat Mapping Resources at Wellcome Trust Centre

Rat Atlas

Rat Development (UNSW Embryology)

NBRP (The National BioResource Project for the Rat in Japan)

Rat ENU Mutagenesis


Riken BioResource Center: NBRP Rat genome BAC clones

ILAR Lab Code Registry

Norecopa: rat procedures and video of functional rat anatomy

Other Repositories:

MMRRC (Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Centers)

MU MMRRC (University of Missouri)

NSRRC (National Swine Resource & Research Center)

ZFIN (The Zebrafish Model Organism Database)

National Gnotobiotic Rodent Resource
Primate Resources

NIH Office of Research Infrastructure (ORIP) Division of Comparative Medicine