Reminder: New Animal Operations Software Coming in 2020

October 21st, 2019

Dear BU ASC Researcher, I am writing to let you know about changes that will be coming to BU’s Animal Science Center (ASC). We are in the process of implementing a new system that will impact many business processes. Animal Operations (AOps) is a new software system that will increase transparency and... More

New Animal Operations Software Coming in 2020

September 5th, 2019

Animal Operations (AOps) is a new software system that will increase transparency and efficiency in the BU Animal Science Center. Labs doing research in the ASC will use the new system to request animals, imports, exports, and veterinary services; reserve procedure space and equipment; and much more. The integrated, electronic... More

Memo: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes, May 8, 2019

May 8th, 2019

TO: Boston University Deans, Department Chairs, Principal Investigators, Department Administrators, and Grant Administrators FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Karen Antman, Provost, Medical Campus, and Dean, School of Medicine DATE: May 8, 2019 SUBJECT: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes Boston University is committed to managing its animal care facilities as efficiently as possible... More

ASC: Pathogen screening of mice from non-approved vendors

March 13th, 2019

What’s changing? The BU Animal Science Center (ASC) recently updated our biosecurity program to allow the importation of mice from institutions positive for previously excluded pathogens. As a result, the ASC is introducing testing for mouse norovirus (MNV) and Helicobacter upon receipt of new colonies from non-approved vendors, which includes all... More

ASC: Mouse norovirus and helicobacter no longer excluded pathogens on W8

September 5th, 2018

As part of an ongoing operational review of policies and procedures at the BU Animal Science Center, research leadership has decided to no longer pursue the eradication of two excluded pathogens—mouse norovirus (MNV) and Helicobacter—among the conventional colonies on W8. They will remain excluded from all other housing spaces managed... More

Memo: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes, August 6, 2018

August 21st, 2018

TO: Boston University Deans, Department Chairs, Principal Investigators, Department Administrators, and Grant Administrators FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Karen Antman, Provost, Medical Campus, and Dean, School of Medicine DATE: August 6, 2018 SUBJECT: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes In order to ensure that Boston University is efficiently managing its animal facilities, the... More

Guidelines for submissions, triggering events in Click

August 7th, 2018

During the implementation of Click (the new IACUC software), protocol shells were created for all IACUC-approved protocols.  These protocol shells consist solely of the required fields that could be mapped from the approved protocol, all other fields of the protocol form were left blank.  As there are several acceptable ways... More

Training sessions announced for new IACUC system

June 4th, 2018

Initial training sessions on how to use Click will be held on both campuses as follows. SPACE IS LIMITED, please contact IACUC@bu.edu to register. Date Time Campus Format Topic Wed. 6/6/18  10am-12pm BUMC classroom How to use Click Wed. 6/6/18 2-4 pm CRC classroom How to use Click Thurs. 6/7/18 10 am – 12pm BUMC classroom How to use Click Thurs. 6/7/18 2-4pm CRC computer lab How to submit a new protocol (hands on) Fri. 6/8/18 10am-12pm BUMC computer lab How... More