Animal Operations System Rollout

We are reaching out to provide an important update on the timeline for the upcoming Huron Animal Operations (AOps) system rollout, which will change the way labs order animals, request transfers, imports, exports, and reserve procedure space. Our end-stage testing is complete and we are now able to provide specific... More

Memo: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes, June 3, 2021

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: June 3, 2021 SUBJECT: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes Boston University is committed to managing its animal care facilities as efficiently as possible and... More

Memo: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes

June 15th, 2020in Animal Care & Use, Announcements

  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: June 3, 2020 SUBJECT: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes Boston University is committed to managing its animal care facilities as efficiently as possible and... More

Health Case Improvements from the Animal Science Center

April 9th, 2020in Animal Care & Use, Announcements

BU Animal Science Center (ASC) is introducing a few changes to improve how we manage rodent clinical cases. Treatment Exclusion Form: When we observe rodents with treatable health conditions, this form (completed by the investigator) will permit us to begin treatment under the oversight of the clinical veterinarian unless animals are... More

COVID-19 Communication from ASC

Dear Principal Investigators and Research Teams, We are following up on the memo sent out by the Office of Research (COVID-19 Update on Research Activity) related to preparing your laboratory to adapt to the impact of disruptions related to COVID-19. According to the guidance from the Office of Research, research involving critical... More

Memo: Import/Export of Biological Samples

Dear Colleagues: We would like to share some important news related to the import/export of biological samples. These accounts, called to our attention by US regulatory agencies, including the FBI, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Commerce Exports (DCE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), report on several recent incidents... More