The National Primate Research Centers maintain and distribute a broad range of biological material, including extracted DNA. Samples from the numerous species housed at the NPRCs and affiliated institutions are available to researchers through the National NHP DNA Bank.

Technical staff at each center collect, preserve, store, and prepare the biological material for shipment. The recipient pays the shipping charges and a portion of the costs associated with collecting and processing the tissues. Before a request is filled, the recipient will be advised of the estimated cost.

For biological material requests originating outside the United States, the recipient must first obtain a CITES import/export permit. The government agencies involved may need several months to process the paperwork.

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Resource brief: the National Nonhuman Primate DNA Bank.