International Reagent Resources


Registering with International Reagent Resources

The IRR acquires, authenticates, produces and distributes a variety of materials within several biosafety levels and with varying intellectual property categories.  Registration begins with the completion and submission of the following documents.  Please choose the packet that corresponds to your Laboratory space and Biosafety Level request:

    Registration Packets

    Level 1 Registration Packet - (Registration Application, User Agreement, UA Acknowledgement)

    Level 2 Registration Packet - (Registration Application, User Agreement, UA Acknowledgement, BSL 2 Checklist)

    Enhanced Biosafety Level Packets: ["increased caution" refer to Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition]

    Level 2 enhanced Registration Packet- (Registration Application, User Agreement, UA Acknowledgement, BSL 2 enhanced Checklist)


The Registration forms included in each packet are also available individually below:

    Registration Forms

    IRR Registration Application - this form is for initial registration only; do not place orders on this form.

    User Agreement - signed by a duly authorized official at your institution. 

    Acknowledgement of IRR User Agreement - signed by the registrant.

    Biosafety Checklist (use the form below that applies to your Laboratory space)    

    Biosafety Level 2 Checklist

    Enhanced Biosafety Level Packets: ["increased caution" refer to Biosafety Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition]

    Biosafety Level 2 enhanced Checklist



Each IRR registrant institution is required to sign a User Agreement (UA) with the ATCC®. The institution is responsible for ensuring all IRR registrants associated with the institution are aware of, and accept the terms of the UA. The UA is an agreement that governs the transfer of research materials between two organizations. The UA is not intended to limit the distribution of biological materials for non-commercial research purposes. The UA program for use of IRR products in research applications protects the ability of the CDC and ATCC® to supply free reagents for the benefit of the public health community. The document defines the duties of the recipients and their institutions, including the responsibility to properly handle, use, and dispose of the materials according to applicable laws and regulations.

Your IRR Registration Application and the scope of use you provide on the IRR Application will determine the reagents you can access.  Please make sure your scope of use includes all reagent types which will be requested. 


Once these forms are completed, it can be e-mailed to or mailed to the following address:

International Reagent Resource
Customer Support:  Registration
10801 University Boulevard
Manassas, VA 20110-2209

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