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Question: Do you need to be funded by CDC to obtain IRR materials?
No, eligible recipients do not need to be funded by CDC.
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Question: What are the requirements to access select agents in IRR?
Researchers must work at established U.S. institutions with appropriate facilities and safety programs and must have a legitimate need for these agents. Requestors must verify their select agent registration with CDC and/or USDA. Registration with IRR must be approved by CDC. Click here for more information.
Question: What is the relationship between IRR and ATCC?
CDC awarded a contract for establishing a reagent repository to ATCC in February 2019.
Question: How long will it take for me to receive my request?
Answer: The answer is variable. Once your request has been placed and you have applied for, received, and sent all the necessary permits and forms, your order should arrive within 7 business days of the processing date. Requests of quantities over 5 or those involving select agents may have longer processing times. Please contact IRR at 1-866-951-2822 or e-mail us if you have any questions regarding the status of your request.
Answer: Researchers must work at established U.S. institutions with appropriate facilities and safety programs and must have a legitimate need for these agents. Requestors must verify their select agent registration with CDC and/or USDA. Registration with IRR must be approved by CDC. Click here for more information.
Question: Can IRR export materials?
Answer: IRR will export materials only when directed by CDC.
Question: Who decides which reagents will be distributed by IRR?
Answer: The reagents provided by IRR are received and prepared in response to the needs of the scientific community. IRR actively solicits recommendations from researchers for materials to acquire and/or produce.
Question: How can I facilitate the acceptance of my permit when received by IRR?
Answer: When applying for permits and forms, please:
* Do NOT reference IRR or ATCC Catalog Numbers in the Material Description fields found on the permits and/or forms.
* Make sure your name and address on the permit applications and/or forms are exactly as they appear on your IRR registration.
Answer: No, eligible recipients do not need to be funded by CDC.
Question: Is registration for the facility or for individual researchers?
Answer: Researchers register individually for IRR.
Question: Who establishes the requirements for access to IRR materials?
Answer: Policies and practices mandated for use of IRR materials are set by CDC and not by ATCC.
Question: If I'm already registered with another CDC repository or for select agents, do I need to complete a full registration with IRR?
Answer: Yes. The registration processes for different CDC programs are separate.
Answer: CDC awarded a contract for establishing an Influenza reagent repository to ATCC in September 2008.
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