NIAID's Malaria Research and Reference Reagent Resource (MR4) collection, now part of NIAID's BEI Resources program, allows public users to search our web catalog, however, only BEI Resources approved registrants may request reagents. BEI has three levels of registration which determine what materials researchers are qualified to order. After your registration application has been approved by NIAID and ATCC, you will receive a login name and password. Reagents from BEI Resources can be requested online only.
After logging in, find the reagent you need using the collection or organism search links or the search function. Select the items from the search results to see the product detail pages. After you read the product detail page description, click the "Request this item" button to place the item into your shopping cart.
There is no charge for the materials or for standard shipping and handling fees. Some materials may require permits before they are shipped according to federal regulatory compliance requirements. To display the permits needed for a particular item, select the permits link on the item’s product detail page.
Orders for live vectors of human and/or animal disease will not be processed until a valid importation permit is received by MR4 and a review of investigator qualifications and facilities has been approved.
Important tips on MR4 Reagent Requests:
1. Please be advised that MR4 distributes reference amounts of all our reagents. In order to ensure availability to all qualified researchers, it is our policy to only distribute a maximum of one vial of a given reagent per year to each registered user. Please do not request more than one vial per reagent.
2. Please do not request reagents from ATCC when ordering MR4 and BEI reagents. We cannot accommodate any requests for items not listed in the MR4 and BEI collection holdings.
3. Item availability is subject to change due to limited supply, production costs, withdrawal, regulatory restrictions or other events. Some MR4 reagents are not amplifiable and limited to our collection repository stock on hand. The MR4 web site lists the most current reagent holdings.
4. Please remember the essential program requirement to acknowledge both MR4 and the Depositor of the Reagent(s), as indicated on the Reagent Product Sheet in all publications and presentations resulting from your use of the reagents, whether the reagents are used as standards, controls or modified derivatives. The suggested format for such acknowledgement is: “The following reagent was obtained through the MR4 (MRA catalog number and reagent name), deposited by (Depositor name).” Please also notify us of publications including your reference to MR4.