To import rodents from approved sources, orders are placed by the IC through Animal Procurement.
To import rodents from non-approved sources, an Online Rodent Import Application (ORIA) will be required. The DVR Rodent Import Officer (RIO) provides oversight for the introduction of rodents and rodent products from non-approved sources into NIH animal facilities based on the supportive evidence for absence of specific pathogenic agents.
When required, the RIO approves the designated quarantine location and release criteria for animals being introduced into NIH animal facilities. The RIO coordinates the use of the DVR Rodent and Rabbit Quarantine Facility at the NIH Animal Center or approves an alternate quarantine site.
The RIO also approves the introduction of rodent products for in vitro studies.
For additional information, please refer to this flow chart and the NIH Manual Issuance 3043-1.
To complete a permit for rodent imports, submit the ORIA.
Contact: email@example.com; 301-435-7709
DVR manages the quarantine services for newly purchased dogs, cats, non-human primates and livestock prior to entry onto the NIH animal colonies. Animals are quarantined at the NIH Animal Center.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-435-7709.
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