National Select Agent Registry (NSAR)
AddressCDC Division of Select Agents and Toxins
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS A-46
Atlanta, GA 30333
The National Select Agent Registry (NSAR) is a joint CDC and Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) program designed to oversee access, use, storage and transport of select agents and toxins that could pose a severe threat to public health and safety, animal, plant health, or animal and plant products.
NSAR maintains a database of information regarding an entity\'s Select Agent registration, location of work, lists of select agents or toxins they have, individual access, and laboratory inspection reports. Individuals desiring to conduct research related activities with Select Agents are screened and approved by Department of Justice\'s Criminal Justice Information Services.
In prior years, CDC and APHIS each maintained their own Select Agent data system. NSAR merged the two into a single secure shared national database which minimizes data collection, redundancy, and improves overall information sharing.