Anatomical, physiological and genetic similarities to human beings make nonhuman primates (NHPs) critically important as animal models of disease. The National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) form a network of unique institutions that serve as a national scientific resource for research that advances human health through the use of NHPs. The centers provide animals, expertise, and specialized facilities and equipment to scientists conducting research with nonhuman primates. Approximately 1000 investigations involving over 2000 investigators are conducted through the NPRCs each year with support from the NIH, other government organizations, private foundations, and private industry.

The NPRCs are an integral part of their host institutions and support a highly-skilled faculty of core scientists and collaborators from around the world. Whether your research requires on site facilities or remote access to services and resources, the NPRCs can draw on decades of experience and a portfolio of capabilities to customize a research support solution that addresses your needs.

The purpose of this website is to provide investigators, collaborators and program managers from funding organizations such as the NIH with an informative resource to help facilitate research collaborations. We strongly encourage consultation with any of the NPRCs to discuss areas of interest and potential collaborations, and better understand how this readily available national resource can help advance your research.


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