Rates and Fees
ULAR is required to recover the costs associated with the care of laboratory animals through per diem rates. Invoices are processed monthly and charged interdepartmentally to the principal investigator’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) project or department chartfield as located on the animal cage card and room census sheet. For additional information, please contact email@example.com.
- Complete Rates and Fees 2018 (effective October 1, 2017)
- Complete Rates and Fees 2017 (effective September 1, 2016)
- Types of housing
- Ventilated vs. Static Cages
- Investigator Colony Management Responsibilities and ULAR Support Services
|DESCRIPTION||CATEGORY||FY 2018 RATES||FY 2018 SET-UP FEE|
|Mouse||Ventilated||$0.81 / Cage||$2.43 / Cage|
|Ventilated (sterile)||$1.02 / Cage||$3.06 / Cage|
|Static||$1.02 / Cage||$3.06 / Cage|
|Static (sterile)||$1.52 / Cage||$4.56 / Cage|
|Rats||Ventilated||$1.52 / Cage||$4.56 / Cage|
|Ventilated (sterile)||$2.27 / Cage||$6.81 / Cage|
|Static||$2.27 / Cage||$6.81 / Cage|
Per Diem (animal housing costs)
Approximately 20% of animal care costs are subsidized by the Office of Research (OR). Per diem rates are based on the cost analysis and recovery procedures delineated in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities.
Beginning in FY 2012, all rodents are now charged by the cage, rather than by the individual animal. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When preparing grant applications, please budget for a 4% annual increase in per diem rates.
Extensive, state-of-the-art surgical facilities are available in Wiseman Hall. Charges are based on the room and equipment used, as well as the support services requested. Please contact email@example.com with specific questions.
Supplies (when applicable): Charged at cost + 65%
Personnel: Fees will be rounded up to the nearest 15-minute increment and may include travel time. Hourly personnel charges are as follows:
- ULAR business hours (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.): $37.05/hour
- Weekend/evening/holiday hours: $54.30/hour
Weaning (if performed by ULAR technicians): $25/cage
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Laboratory Animal Health Technician (LAHT) or clinical veterinarian in your facility for further details or scheduling information.