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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.
Exciting Job Opportunities
 April 03, 2023
The RRRC is looking to expand its team!  We have positions available in colony management, data curation, cryobiology, reproductive biology, and customer service.  We are also looking for individuals interested in post-doctoral training with both a service and research emphasis.  Interested in learning more?  Contact Dr. Elizabeth Bryda at

NIH Extrinsic Factors Workshop
 August 09, 2022

Enhance Rigor and Reproducibility in Animal Research by Managing Extrinsic Factors

When: September 23, 28, and 30, 2022

Venue: Zoom


The workshop will be a forum to discuss the current status of and needs for understanding extrinsic environmental factors; their potential impact on animal research outcomes; and how facilities may optimally manage, monitor, and report these extrinsic factors in an effort to enhance reproducibility and rigor in animal research. The focus of this workshop will be on identifying gaps, opportunities, and new approaches in husbandry of commonly and widely used animal models; relevant environmental factors and conditions; and the need for novel instruments, equipment, and infrastructure for animal research core facilities (e.g., modern design of research core facilities, high-throughput equipment, telemetry for behavioral research).

Rats on the rise
 July 20, 2021
Rats on the rise.  Ellen P. Neff (Lab Animal, 2021). After a genetic revolution in the 80s, mice overtook rats as the laboratory animal of choice for many researchers. But in recent years, the gene editing capabilities that had lagged a little for the larger rodent have been coming up to par with their murine cousins. Is a return to rats on the way?
RRRC Fully Operational
 June 14, 2020
The RRRC is fully operational at this time and we are excited to be able to assist researchers with all their rat-related needs. 
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