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 2020 (effective October 1, 2019)
- Types of Housing
- Investigator Colony Management Responsibilities and ULAR Support Services
|DESCRIPTION||CATEGORY||FY 2020 RATES||FY 2020 SET-UP FEE|
|Mouse||Ventilated||$0.81 / Cage||$2.43 / Cage|
|Ventilated (paper bedding)||$0.84 / Cage||$2.52 / Cage|
|Ventilated (sterile)||$1.02 / Cage||$3.06 / Cage|
|Ventilated (sterile – enhanced)||$1.40 / Cage||$4.20 / Cage|
|Static||$1.02 / Cage||$3.06 / Cage|
|Static (sterile – standard size)||$1.52 / Cage||$4.56 / Cage|
|Static (sterile – large)||$2.27 / Cage||$6.81 / Cage|
|Rats||Ventilated||$1.52 / Cage||$4.56 / Cage|
|Ventilated (paper bedding)||$1.64 / Cage||$4.92 / 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%
If unable to order supplies due to licensing requirements, it may be possible to order through ULAR by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders are placed every 2 weeks, so please plan accordingly. Additional charges may apply if an urgent order is needed.
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.): $37.98/hour
- Weekend/evening/holiday hours: $54.30/hour
To Schedule Technical Services: Please contact email@example.com for further details on scheduling information.
BUP-SR: Requests for Administration of Buprenorphine Sustained Release (BUP-SR) must go through the LAHT in your facility by completing this form. For more information visit the Veterinary Guidelines page, stop by (BRT 0010), or call the LAHT office (614-688-4375).
Weaning (if performed by ULAR technicians): $25/cage