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.
Precision Mouse Modeling: Translation to Human Disease Symposium
 August 12, 2019

NIDA Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats (P50DA037844) is calling for applications for Pilot Studies in HS Outbred Rats Supporting Drug Abuse Research.
 August 22, 2019

RGD announces the release of GOLF, the Gene and Ortholog Location Finder tool
 August 26, 2019

How to Order
To place an order with the RRRC, click the “Order Form” tab at the top of RRRC website. This will open the online order form https://appsprod.missouri.edu/VetMedRRRC/OrderForm/RatOrderForm

Complete the order form with the requested information.

Orders are limited to 10 animals or less. For larger orders, please email rrrc@missouri.edu for a quote.


For more information on available strains, please visit the rat strain page here: http://www.rrrc.us/search/. You may search for strain via the search bar at the top, or refine the listings by using the drop down options on the left hand side.

For pricing information for animal orders, please visit our pricing page here: http://www.rrrc.us/Pricing/.

Please note, all international orders will be charged a $300 international fee.


After an order has been submitted, it will be assigned an order number and you will receive an email from RRRC customer support confirming your order. Please read this email carefully for further instructions.  Our customer support will contact you by phone if your order includes special requests or additional information about your order is needed.

Before an order can be fulfilled, RRRC will need a signed Outgoing Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) and proof of payment. Proof of payment can include a copy of your PO (emailed or faxed) or your credit card information (please call 1-888-673-3444).

Orders for live animals are generally filled within 2-4 weeks after the MTA and proof of payment are provided, depending on current availability and demand. Cryo-resuscitation orders take an average of 4 months to be filled. Orders for other materials (sperm, embryos, ES cells, DNA, etc.) are shipped as soon as all paperwork is completed.  International orders and orders involving quotes (domestic or international) will not be filled until payment is received in full.

Please note that choice of courier and all associated shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.

Once animals are assigned to your order, you will receive an email with the animal information details and a request for your shipping authorization. Shipping will only take place once authorization is given. Please make sure you have provided your courier account number to prevent shipping delays. 

Animals are generally shipped on Mondays, for next day delivery. The shipping date and job number will be communicated to you via email prior to shipment. Please confirm the delivery date with your courier company.  Shipping charges will be billed to you directly from the courier, not from the RRRC.  Please note that once animals leave the RRRC facility, they are in the custody of your chosen courier and you should communicate directly with the courier should any issues arise.  The RRRC can assist with these discussions. 

For domestic orders, an invoice will be sent after your animals/materials have been shipped.