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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.
Shipping Policy
Shipping Policy

The shipping company (courier) is selected by the receiving institution.  Upon transfer from the RRRC, animals become the responsibility of the shipper and any issues that arise during the shipping process are between the receiving institution and their chosen courier.  Should shipping delays occur, it is the responsibility of the receiving institution to work with the courier to ensure successful shipment.  The RRRC cannot be held responsible for loss of animals or health problems that occur once custody of the animals is assumed by the shipper.

If delays occur in shipping, the RRRC can work with the client and shipper to assist in determining an optimal solution.  This may include, but is not limited to, having the shipper identify a local source to maintain animals in a temperature controlled environment, checking animal health and supplementing food and water.  In cases where extended delay is inevitable, euthanasia may be required.  In these situations, the RRRC will determine accessibility of replacement animals, but additional costs to the client (or shipper) will be incurred.  Return of animals to the RRRC is not a viable option.

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