Rodent Ordering System (ROS)
Important – please read NOTICES before proceeding.
ORDER DEADLINE: Tuesday, noon eastern time for following week delivery.
Orders for mid December/early January delivery should be placed early in December. The BRB Order Desk is closed from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. No deliveries will be scheduled the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day.
Temporary change in eligibility limit for non-NIA funded grants Due to the extreme demands on the NIA rodent colonies, the eligibility limit for non-NIA funded grants has been reduced to 10 animals every other month, effective September 1, 2016. Please see the Notice on the rodent handbook homepage
To begin the ordering process, click on the desired resource to be ordered.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), maintains colonies of barrier-raised rodents under contractual arrangement with commercial vendors. All colonies are barrier maintained and Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF). Animals from the NIA aged rodent colonies are available to investigators at academic and non-profit research institutions. The NIA aged rodent colonies are a limited resource developed for use in aging research. They are not available for use as a general source of adult animals for unrelated areas of research.