Thu, 1st September, 2016
FY17 animal care per diem rate increases went into effect on September 1, 2016. University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) has worked very hard to keep per diem increases to a minimum. The new FY17 per diem rates represent the increased costs associated with personnel and benefits, and reflect a 1.5% increase over FY16 rates. A change to note is the addition of charges for handling/cleaning of food jars for FY17.
Valerie Bergdall, institutional attending veterinarian and director of ULAR, and her staff will continue to find innovative ways to control costs and keep per diem rates as low as possible in the future. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Bergdall.
Tue, 3rd May, 2016
AAALAC International will be on campus June 6-10, 2016, for their triennial accreditation site visit. AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. The team will be visiting all animal housing and animal use areas. Investigators whose labs will be included in the visit will be notified directly and provided with a tentative date for that visit. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Wed, 29th July, 2015
Animal care per diem rates will increase on September 1, 2015. University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) has worked very hard to keep per diem increases to a minimum. The new FY 2016 per diem rates represent the increased costs associated with personnel and benefits, and reflect a 3% increase over FY 2015 rates.
Valerie Bergdall, director of ULAR and her staff will continue to find innovative ways to control costs and keep per diem rates as low as possible in the future. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Bergdall.
Fri, 13th December, 2013
We will not schedule any deliveries the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.
The order desk is closed between Christmas and New Years – any orders for the week of January 6, 2014 should be placed by December 19th to ensure it is processed by both the NIA office and the Contractor.
No deliveries the week of Christmas.
Thursday 1/2/14 delivery for the week of New Year’s. Animals supplied from our Indianapolis barriers only.
Christmas week: Friday Dec 20, regular ship& delivery
New Year: Week: Friday Dec 20, regular ship& delivery
For both Holidays (Christmas and New Year’s) we will be delivering on Tuesday-only on those weeks (12/24 + 12/31).
Upcoming holidays we are still working out with Direct Services on how Christmas and New Year’s week will work out.
Veteran’s day Nov. 11th everything will stay the besides that our office is closed.
Thanksgiving week Delivery will be the same with orders being delivered on Tuesday ~ We will be asking that orders by our 9:00 am Tuesday Morning that week.
All deliveries on Monday 12/23
New Year’s Week
Deliveries from Wilmington, Kingston, Raleigh or Canada on Monday 12/30
Deliveries from Portage on Monday 12/30 or Thursday 1/2/14
Wed, 5th December, 2012
The automated census system is now ready for roll-out, so we will be adding the census tab to the protocol workspace. The census information displayed in that tab is updated every night, and should accurately reflect the location of all your animals, how many cages you have, and what chartfield account they are allocated to. We have made every effort to help ensure this information is accurate and would appreciate you looking at this as well. Please report any inaccuracies to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to update any chartfield information for your animal housing, you can easily do that with the transfer activity by choosing “account transfer” only.
We are planning to utilize the new system for generating our per diem billings for the January billing cycle. This will allow approximately 6 weeks for corrections before the January billing occurs. At that point, you will also see the invoice tab in your protocol workspace. Within this invoice space, the ULAR invoice by month for all animals housed on this protocol can be found.
Fri, 18th May, 2012
These are quick, one page instruction sheets on how to process animal orders and transfers. Click on Training>e-Protocol for more information!
Mon, 11th July, 2011
Classes are provided by ULAR staff FREE OF CHARGE and are highly encouraged. ULAR offers scheduled classes, as well as individually scheduled sessions.
Before you register for training, please be sure that you are listed in the protocol and have completed all of the required training.
Wed, 22nd June, 2011
The latest edition of the Animal Care and Use Newsletter is now available online.
Tue, 24th May, 2011
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) recently finalized two new guidelines and revised several others.
The following new guidelines have been posted:
The following guidelines have been revised:
Tue, 13th May, 2008
Since The Ohio State University receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the OSU research community must comply with The NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules. In order to comply with these NIH Guidelines, the purchase or generation of transgenic animals, including rodents, requires registration or protocol submission to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). To help identify studies using transgenic animals and assist in determining the appropriate IBC form, the IACUC Animal Use Protocol (AUP) has been updated (see “Use of Transgenic Animals” section 12c).
The IBC has also updated several forms, including the Application for Rodent Gene Transfer.
For assistance regarding the IACUC review process, please contact the IACUC Office at IACUCinfo@osu.edu, 292-4494, or 292-0409. Assistance regarding the IBC review process is available by contacting Jennifer Spohn, IBC Coordinator at email@example.com or 247-1562.