New ULAM Husbandry Per-Diem Rates Go Into Effect January 1

December 4, 2017

Orange January 1, 2018 calendar iconAs the veterinary and animal care providers for over 700 active protocols at the U-M, the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) takes their role as partners in your research very seriously. In the spirit of this important partnership, we want to remind you of upcoming changes to ULAM husbandry per-diem rates effective January 1, 2018.

View the list of revised per-diem rates (available via PDF download) that have been reviewed and approved by the University’s Financial Analysis Office.
 
While the size and complexity of the animal research enterprise have expanded, ULAM continues to provide a high level of care and service to the research community. In recent months, they have:

  • Made vast ergonomic improvements to rodent housing facilities
  • Converted nearly all conventional rodent housing to micro-isolation housing in order to support
    and protect rodent biosecurity
  • Increased clinical and research support provided by highly-experienced technical and veterinary personnel

We recognize that adjustments to per-diem rates have implications on grant budgets and project planning. To that end, ULAM has shared their projected per-diem rates through the end of the next five calendar years (December 31, 2022). These rates will continue to be re-evaluated on an annual basis to coincide with the end of each calendar year and are subject to change.

While ULAM will make every effort to prevent or minimize any fluctuation in these forecasted rates, you are strongly encouraged to follow standard best practices for baseline budgeting, which allow for incremental cost changes throughout multi-year grant projects. 

Questions or Concerns?

The ULAM Business Office is available to faculty or their departmental administrators for assistance and consultation with budget planning involving animal care and use for grant proposals. They can be contacted at ulam-questions@umich.edu or (734) 764-0277.