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Question: What is the relationship between IRR and ATCC?

Answer: CDC awarded a contract for establishing an Influenza reagent repository to ATCC in September 2008.

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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.

However, you may be able to use some of the same documents for IRR registration as you did for other applications, such as your CV and Scope of Use.

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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.

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Question: Is registration for the facility or for individual researchers?

Answer: Researchers register individually for IRR.

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Question: Do you need to be funded by CDC to obtain IRR materials?

Answer: No, eligible recipients do not need to be funded by CDC.

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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.

* Shipper must include: Influenza Reagent Resource (ATCC)

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Question: What are the requirements to access select agents in IRR?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Question: Can IRR export materials?

Answer: IRR will export materials only when directed by CDC.

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Question: What is the relationship between IRR and ATCC?

Answer: CDC awarded a contract for establishing an Influenza reagent repository to ATCC in September 2008.

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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.

However, you may be able to use some of the same documents for IRR registration as you did for other applications, such as your CV and Scope of Use.

Back to Top

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.

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Question: Is registration for the facility or for individual researchers?

Answer: Researchers register individually for IRR.

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Question: Do you need to be funded by CDC to obtain IRR materials?

Answer: No, eligible recipients do not need to be funded by CDC.

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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.

* Shipper must include: Influenza Reagent Resource (ATCC)

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Question: What are the requirements to access select agents in IRR?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Question: Can IRR export materials?

Answer: IRR will export materials only when directed by CDC.

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