Quick Start

Available to: Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments, Guests

Cost: No charge

Animal Science Center Information Systems supports the productivity of researchers and staff in the animal science center integrating and accelerating animal laboratory business processes. The system enables purchasing, inventorying and tracking of animals under research with a centralized, automated system. 


Automation to help organize administration and cut down on repetitive or manual tasks. Researchers and staff should find the same tasks are now easier, take less time, and are less prone for error. 

Key Features

  • Order placement, including standing orders 
  • Receipt of complete or partial orders 
  • Bar codes for automated census taking 
    • Online researcher invoices 

    What to Expect

    This service will be available 24 by 7 except for standard change windows, which occur on the third Saturday of every month from 6:30 pm until 12:30 AM (Eastern Time) and weekly on Sundays from 2:00 am until 3:00 AM (Eastern Time). 


    • Access must first be approved by Animal Science Center (ASC) 

    Getting Started

    • Login to the Animal Operations Information Systems at https://buasc.bu.edu 
    • If you need to request access or are having issues logging into the system, please contact the Animal Science Center (ASC) via email: buasc@bu.edu