for assistance call: 1-888-673-3444
 
Microbiota Characterization Now Offered
 July 07, 2014
The RRRC now offers a full line of NGS-related services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis to researchers using rat models.  For more information, please see here or contact www.rrrc.us.
Need a New Rat Model?
 March 21, 2017
Need a new rat model?  The RRRC in conjunction with the MU Animal Modeling Core (AMC) can assist with the generation of transgenic rats, create knock-out and knock-in rats using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and genetically manipulate rat embryonic stem cells to make chimeric animals.  Contact us to discuss your rat model needs and how we can help.
RRRC at American Society of Human Genetics
 October 16, 2017
Stop by Booth 949 (Research Resources in Metagenomics and Animal Models) in the Exhibitor Hall at ASHG 2017 in Orlando, FL on Oct 18-20 to discuss how we can help facilitate your research.  
Animal Characterization at Discovery Ridge
 November 06, 2017
Discover what our team is doing related to metagenomics and the animal resource centers at MU including the RRRC, the MU MMRRC, the NSRRC and the MU Animal Modeling Core and the MU Metagenomics Center.
https://vimeo.com/239454305
Rat Genome and Model Resources
 November 10, 2017
Review of available rat resources.  Shimoyama, M, Smith, JR, Bryda, E, Kuramoto, T, Saba, L, Dwinell, M. (2017) Rat Genome and Model Resources. ILAR J 58 (1):42-58.
RRRC Donate Models

Process For Submission and Acceptance of Rats



1. Donating investigators should read and agree to the terms outlined in Terms and Conditions of Strain Submission.

2. Fill out the Application Form and submit it on-line. A completed Application Form will be generated from the information you provide. It will be displayed and a copy e-mailed to you.

3. The RRRC Application Review Committee will evaluate applications and issue decisions on submitted strains. You will be notified by e-mail of the status of your strain submission within 14 days of completion of your Strain Submission Application.

4. If your strain is accepted, you will be asked to complete or provide the following:
  • MTA form
  • Breeding and Husbandry Form
  • Send genotyping protocol
  • Send phenotyping protocol if gene mutation is unknown
  • Send recent Health Status Report

5. After the strain profile information is reviewed and accepted, you will be contacted by RRRC staff to discuss and coordinate the final steps involving shipping of the animals to the RRRC.