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NCRR's Division of Research Infrastructure supports programs to enhance the competitiveness of investigators in underserved states and institutions and also provides funding to build, expand, remodel, or renovate research facilities throughout the nation.

NCRR's Division of Biomedical Technology supports research to develop innovative technologies and helps make them accessible to the biomedical research community.

NCRR's Science Education Partnership Awards are designed to improve life science literacy throughout the nation.

NCRR's Division for Clinical Research Resources provides funding to biomedical research institutions to establish and maintain specialized clinical research facilities and clinical-grade biomaterials that enable clinical and patient-oriented research.

NCRR's Division of Comparative Medicine helps meet the needs of biomedical researchers for high-quality, disease-free animals and specialized animal research facilities.

Scientific Resources

Biological Materials Resources

Available to qualified investigators: microbes, cell cultures and DNA materials of more than 6,000 species and 1,500 genera; large-scale cell culture services for basic research; nonhuman embryonic stem cells; and genetically marked S. cerevisiaestocks. READ MORE >>

Biomedical Technology Research Centers

Provide qualified investigators with the newest and most advanced technologies and techniques created, developed, and disseminated by the core scientists within the resources and through intensive collaborations with other leading laboratories. READ MORE >>

Clinical and Translational Science Awards Consortium

Transforming how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. READ MORE >>

Comparative Medicine Information Sources

Available to qualified investigators: database describing E. coli genes and all known enzymes and pathways of E. coli metablism; atlas of C. elegans anatomy; guidelines; on laboratory animal care and use; publications on nonhuman primates; clearinghouse on nonhuman primate research; resources on issues related to laboratory animal care and welfare. READ MORE >>

Fish Resources

Provides a central repository for fish, materials, and services to the biomedical research community. READ MORE >>

General Clinical Research Centers

Offer qualified clinical investigators specialized environments with the infrastructure necessary to conduct sophisticated patient-oriented research. READ MORE >>

Genetic Analysis Resources

Provided to qualified investigators: trait analysis of novel mouse inbred strains; genetic marker analysis of nonhuman primates; and referral for animal models of human genetic disease. READ MORE >>

Human Tissues and Organs Resource

Provides a wide variety of human tissues and organs—both diseased and normal—to qualified researchers for laboratory studies. READ MORE >>

Human Islet Cell Resource Centers

Isolates and distributes pancreatic islets to clinical investigators for transplantation into type 1 diabetic patients enrolled in approved clinical protocols. READ MORE >>

Informatics Support

Bring together innovative research teams and the power of shared resources, multiplying the opportunities to improve human health. READ MORE >>

Invertebrate Animal Resources

Models and stocks provided to qualified investigators: Drosophila; Caenorhabditis elegans; Aplysia californica; cephalopod mollusks; and macroarrays containing genomic and cDNA libraries from the sea urchin. READ MORE >>

National Gene Vector Biorepository

NCRR replaced the National Gene Vector Laboratories in June 2008 with the National Gene Vector Biorepository and Coordinating Center. READ MORE >>

Nonhuman Primates Resources

Offer qualified biomedical researchers access to nonhuman primates. Also provide nonhuman primate cells, tissues, organs, and biological fluids. MORE >>

Rodent Resources

Distribute high-quality, well-characterized inbred, hybrid, and mutant rodents to qualified investigators. Also provides frozen embryos and sperm from genetically defined strains of laboratory mice and rats, as well as other rodent resources. READ MORE >>

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