Central to our mission in the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) is a commitment to service, integrity, and collaboration. We take our role as partners in your research very seriously and, in the spirit of this important partnership, would like to remind you of upcoming changes to ULAM husbandry per-diem rates effective January 1, 2021.
View the list of revised per-diem rates that have been reviewed and approved by the University’s Financial Analysis Office.
We know that even the smallest rate change can have substantial implications for your research. We also recognize that this has been an incredibly difficult year filled with many challenges that have required you to work differently and adapt to new circumstances.
Our team has made every effort to prevent fluctuating or increased per-diem rates wherever possible to help ensure that any impact(s) to your projects is minimal. Rates were evaluated on an individual case-by-case basis consistent with the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities.
While we strive to prevent rate fluctuation through the use of different fiscal management controls and improvements to our operating efficiencies, you are strongly encouraged to follow standard best practices for baseline budgeting, which allow for incremental cost changes throughout multi-year grant projects.
We will continue to re-evaluate these rates on an annual basis coinciding with the end of the calendar year.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ULAM Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 764-0277. Our staff can assist with billing inquiries, budget consultations for grants/project planning, and providing cost estimates for day-to-day animal care as well as specialized research support services.
As always, our team is committed to ensuring the highest standards of excellence in our service to the U-M research community and to the animals entrusted to our care. Please reach out to us for guidance and assistance on how we can best support your research during these challenging times; we are here to help you and your team be successful.