Animal Facility Access

Facility Access Requirements

Key card (Buck ID or Medical Center ID) access will be granted to an individual when all of the following are completed:

Facility Access Procedure

A completed Key Card Request Form must be submitted for each animal facility to which you need access:

  • Forms are available online but can also be obtained from 101 Wiseman Hall
  • Completed forms should be returned to 101 Wiseman Hall or submitted electronically ( as a scanned copy (PI signature is required)
  • For additional questions about key card requests, email:

Facility Hours of Operation

Facility access is limited to the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., although specific exceptions may be granted when required by the animal protocol. Standard light cycles for animal rooms are set at 6 a.m. for lights on and 6 p.m. for lights out in order to allow research animals to maintain a regular circadian rhythm. Entrance to animal rooms after 6 p.m. is specifically restricted as it may have a detrimental effect on animal welfare, specifically influencing reproductive success and the stress response.