University Laboratory Animal Resources News

New FY17 animal care per diem rates take effect September 1

Posted: September 1, 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.

Category : General

AAALAC accreditation team on campus June 6-10

Posted: May 3, 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 iacucinfo@osu.edu or ularvet@osu.edu.

Category : General

New FY 2016 animal care per diem rates take effect September 1

Posted: July 29, 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.

 

Category : General / Rates and Fees

New FY 2015 animal care per diem rates take effect September 1

Posted: July 31, 2014

Animal care per diem rates will increase on September 1, 2014. University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) has worked very hard to keep per diem increases to a minimum. As a result, the new FY 2015 per diem rates represent the first increase in two years, and in most cases, reflect a less than 2% increase over FY 2013 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.

Category : Rates and Fees

Holiday Delivery Schedule

Posted: December 13, 2013

NIA

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.

Harlan

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.

Jackson

Christmas week:       Friday Dec 20,  regular ship& delivery

New Year: Week:     Friday Dec 20,  regular ship& delivery

Taconic

For both Holidays (Christmas and New Year’s) we will be delivering on Tuesday-only on those weeks (12/24 + 12/31).

NCI

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.

Charles River

Christmas 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

Category : General

Automated Census System

Posted: December 5, 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 comeaux.5@research.osu.edu.

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.

Category : General

FY 2013 per diem rates available

Posted: July 24, 2012

FY 2014 per diem rates for animal care are now available.

View the FY 2013 rates

Category : Rates and Fees