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University of Wisconsin–Madison

RARC Tools and Guides

Research Animal Resources and Compliance Tools and Guides

RARC Documents and Forms: This page provides a list of RARC related documents, forms, and guides.

Animal Transfer: To help protect the health status of our biomedical research facilities housing rodents, most transports between vivaria must be approved in advance by the BRMS/RARC Transfers Office.

Facilities Designation for Rodents: RARC assigns a number designation to all facilities that house rodents.  Designations are based on several factors, including the facility’s known rodent pathogen status, sentinel rodent testing strategy, and quarantine capability/disease response plan.

Inspections: This provides a links to guides to provide an outline of items commonly cited by Institutional Animal Cares and Use Committees during semi-annual inspection of labs.

General Species Information: This page provides normative data for different species.