Information Resources

Primate Resource Referral Service

P40 OD-011189

Research Emphasis/Objectives

The Primate Resource Referral Service (PRRS) provides the communications/database network needed for efficient acquisition and sharing of existing captive primates and primate-related resources by investigators and institutions both nationally and internationally. The overall goal of this service is to maximize the use of existing captive primates, thereby reducing the total number of primates needed for research, and in turn, helping to promote the conservation of primate populations in the wild.

Services Provided

PRRS services include 1) Referral Service, an immediate, staff-operated service designed to match investigator inquiries/requests to the available resource listings maintained in the PRRS master database; 2) CURRENT LISTINGS, a twice-monthly newsletter listing current availability of, as well as needs for, primates, tissues, equipment, and services; 3) ANNUAL RESOURCE GUIDE (ARG), an annual publication that lists subscribing suppliers of primates, laboratories, equipment, and commercial services such as transportation and quarantine facilities; and 4) website, an interactive site that includes the full text of CURRENT LISTINGS as well as online forms for posting resource availabilities/needs and listing updates, the current ARG, a diagram of primate taxonomy with illustrative photographs, online renewal and feedback forms, general service information, and links to other sites of interest to the primate research community. The PRRS also maintains a database of colonies, primates, and primate materials to which notices of availability and need can be referred.

Services are available without charge to government-supported researchers and other scientists in the United States and abroad using primates in their work.

Contact Information

Washington National Primate Research Center
Box 357330
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7330

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Principal Investigator
Randall Kyes, Ph.D.
206-543-3025; Fax: 206-543-7957

Project Coordinator
Erik J. McArthur
206-543-5178; Fax: 206-685-8606


BioGRID: Biological General Repository for Interaction Datasets

R24OD011194 and R01OD010929

Research Emphasis/Objectives

The Biological General Repository for Interaction Datasets (BioGRID) is a public database that archives and disseminates genetic and protein interaction data from model organisms and humans ( As of May, 2012, BioGRID currently holds over 460,000 interactions curated from both high-throughput datasets and individual focused studies, as derived from over 30,000 publications in the primary literature. Complete coverage of the entire literature is maintained for budding yeast (S. cerevisiae), fission yeast (S. pombe) and thale cress (A. thaliana), and efforts to expand curation across multiple metazoan species are underway. Current curation drives are focused on particular areas of biology to enable insights into conserved networks and pathways that are relevant to human health. The BioGRID 3.1 web interface contains new search and display features that enable rapid queries across multiple data types and sources. The entire BioGRID 3.1 data collection may be downloaded in multiple file formats, including IMEx compatible PSI MI XML. For developers, BioGRID interactions are also available via a REST based Web Service and Cytoscape plugin.

Contact Information

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Private Investigators
Kara Dolinski
Carl Icahn Laboratory Room 142
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: 609-258-1895
Fax: 609-258-7070
Princeton, NJ 08544

Mike Tyers
University of Montreal
Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer
Marcelle-Coutu Pavilion, office 4306-3
Phone: 514-343-6668


This page last reviewed on July 22, 2014