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Transfer a Grant to the UMN

Transfer a Grant to the UMN

Required Documents to Transfer a Grant to UMN

  • Original Grant Proposal
  • Most Recent Progress Report
  • Most Recent NOGA (Notice of Grant Award)
  • Signed Relinquishing Statement (For NIH Awards)

Transferring Animals

Transferring Animals

Import Animals from other Institutes

To import an animal to RAR, you must complete an Animal Import Form and have a completed Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)

If you have not completed an MTA, please contact Sponsored Projects Administration, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research. The importation process usually takes about four weeks and is followed by a three- to four-week quarantine period for rodents.

Rodent quarantine

All rodent shipments into the University of Minnesota animal facilities from external institutions or non-approved vendor sources must go through quarantine. This prevents new mice from bringing in excluded infectious agents, which could infect valuable mouse colonies at our facilities.

Rodent Quarantine Policy for rodents not commercially available:

  • Quarantine period typically lasts three to four weeks.
  • Testing of all incoming rodents for excluded pathogens.
  • Prophylactic treatment of animals for parasitic agents.
  • Additional treatment as determined based on health history or testing results.
  • Only RAR personnel is allowed access to the quarantine area. Researchers can make an appointment to be escorted to the room by the area veterinarian, area veterinary technician, or area supervisor.
  • Breeding, tissue collection (e.g., tail tip, ear punch), and/or embryo collection for rederivation may be performed by quarantine veterinary staff upon request by researchers. 

(612) 624-6169 (RAR Business Office; ask for the Import Shipping Coordinator)