Resource Directory

ORIP’s Division of Comparative Medicine supports a variety of resource and research centers that develop animal models of human biology and disease and provide them to biomedical researchers around the world. These centers develop, characterize, house, cryopreserve, and distribute both wild-type reference strains of animals, as well as mutant strains.

Depositing animals with rare and useful mutations at repositories can protect them from loss due to disease or accident and lower the costs of maintaining them. Resources funded by the Division of Comparative Medicine ensure that the genetic backgrounds of wild-type and mutant animals do not undergo dramatic changes over time and that the animals are free of specific pathogens, thus enhancing the reproducibility of experiments performed by investigators in different laboratories. Continuous research activities by the scientists at these resource sites generate new knowledge and enhance the overall value of the resources to the research community.

Fact Sheets

Search Help: Select a “Type of Resource” and/or “Species/Material” from the dropdown menus. You may select multiple items within the fields. Hit “Apply” to run the search. The Boolean for a search within a field with multiple selections is “or.” Example: If selecting “Antibody,” “Cells,” the result will be all resources with either tag. If selecting across fields, the Boolean is “and.” Example: If selecting “Vertebrate Models – Aquatics,” “Cells,” the result will be all resources with both tags. After a search has been applied, the available choices in a field will adjust to reflect tags available within the result group. To clear a search, use the “Reset” function. We suggest beginning with fewer selections and narrowing down as needed to find resources of interest.