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The mission of Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) is to provide high quality, humane care for research and teaching animals at Indiana University Bloomington, and to ensure compliance with federal laws, guidelines, and campus policies related to animal use.  LAR is responsible for managing the campus core animal facilities and providing medical care and oversight for all campus facilities in which animals are maintained for research and teaching.  In the spirit of this service-oriented mission, we remind you of upcoming changes to per diem rates for LAR husbandry services, which will go into effect on July 1, 2023.

Laboratory Animal Resources at Indiana University is excited to start using iLab to streamline the process of ordering and billing for core service requests.  The system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress.  If you have questions, please contact lar@iu.eduLaboratory Animal Resources - Bloomington iLab 

AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

If you have not already done so, now is the time to register for the virtual IU Bloomington Indiana CTSI retreat on April 22nd (8:45 AM – 2 PM).  The registration is free and is open to faculty, students, staff, and the general public.  The theme of the event is "Addressing mental health in Indiana: From community needs to bench science discoveries."  

Indiana University took the unprecedented step of largely hibernating its research mission in response to the public health threats posed by the COVID-19 virus in March 2020 by restricting access to buildings and research activities. This document will help provide guidance for the staged reopening of research laboratories at IU, while still following procedures meant to control the transmission of COVID-19 between individuals working in research laboratories. All guidance should follow local safety and advisory warnings.

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Lab Animal Resources

Research Service Building
819 North Forrest - IUB
Voice: 812-855-2356
Fax: 812-855-6397

Emergency Contact Information

Animal Health Concerns and Clinical Emergencies

If animal health concerns or clinical emergencies are noted, please call 812-855-2356 and select option #1 when prompted.