IPBIR

Integrated Primate Biomaterials and Information Resource

The purpose of the IPBIR - Integrated Primate Biomaterials and Information Resource is to assemble, characterize, and distribute high-quality DNA samples of known provenance with accompanying demographic, geographic, and behavioral information in order to stimulate and facilitate research in primate genetic diversity and evolution, comparative genomics, and population genetics.

Further research in these areas will advance our understanding of human origins, the biological basis of cognitive processes, evolutionary history and relationships, and social structure, and will provide critical scientific information needed to facilitate conservation of biological diversity. The derived DNA will be openly available to the broad scientific community who agree to restrict use to non-commercial purposes.