Complete the appropriate animal transfer in e-protocol. Once the request has received approvals it will go to the “transportation requested” state.
ULAR provides free transport services via a climate-controlled vehicle. Principal investigators and their staff are strongly encouraged to use this service. If you request ULAR to transport your cages/animals, please indicate in the comments section how cages to be moved are marked.
Alternatively, for principal investigators and their staff who choose to move their own animals, ULAR will notify the research staff when the animals can be moved. Please follow the appropriate animal-specific transportation guidelines listed below.
- Rodent transportation guidelines
- Large animal transportation guidelines (coming soon)
In every animal transfer situation, the transferred animals must be removed from their existing room census and added to their new room census.
- Use the letter “T” for transfer
- Use the letter “U” when animals taken to the lab will not return to the facility and do not require a transfer form
- Be sure to place the RFID cage card holder in the facility drop box.
Certain animals may require additional testing before being transferred to a cleaner ULAR facility. For example, animals to be moved from a barrier or conventional room into a sterile room, at the request of the principal investigator, must undergo additional testing. Animals that have been used in colony testing and disease elimination studies must also undergo additional testing.
Testing costs will be billed to the principal investigator. Quarantine periods will vary, dependent upon the tests required.
When animals need to move from one protocol to another, use the transfer animals request in e-protocol. This form must be completed for all protocol to protocol transfers regardless of whether the animal’s physical space has changed.
Animals that are being transferred to a location not associated with The Ohio State University are considered “exports”.
For additional information, read the Guidelines for the Export of Rodents from the Ohio State University. Questions should be directed to AnimalTransport@osu.edu.