Requirements for Access

In order to conduct research involving animals, researchers must first obtain security access to the specific facility they will need to use. Prior to obtaining access, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) Initial Health Assessment and obtain medical clearance from ROHPResearch Occupational Health Program ROHP is part of the ...
  2. Complete the following online trainings in BioRaft:
    1. IACUCInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC oversee... Orientation
    2. Working with IACUC
    3. BUASC New Researcher Orientation
    4. Lab Safety Training
  3. Must be listed on IACUC approved protocol
  4. After steps 1-3 are completed, submit a Security Access Application to
    1. Your information will be verified and you will be contacted to set up the appropriate facility tour
  5. Attend facility tour(s)
  6. Access will be granted within 48 hours following confirmation of tour completion

Please note access WILL NOT be granted unless all steps listed above have been completed. If you submit a security access application before steps 1-3 are completed, you will not be granted access to the facility or permitted to attend a tour until they have been completed.

Charles River Campus (CRC) specifics

  1. Complete the access requirements explained in “Access to ASCThe Animal Science Center manages and oversees animal-relate... Facilities” above.
  2. ASC processes security access for the animal facilities and animal rooms ONLY.
  3. Your PI should apply for access through Maddy Davis ( in the Biology office for the outer doors of 590 Commonwealth Avenue, 2 Cummington Mall, and 5 Cummington Mall. For access to 24 Cummington Mall, contact Dennis Batista ( Outer door access will be necessary for building entry after hours on weekends and holidays (including Intersession).