Simplified Animal Use Protocols in eRAM

January 18, 2017

As part of ongoing efforts to relieve administrative burden on study teams, the Animal Care & Use Office has been working with ULAM Faculty Veterinarians to improve animal use protocols in the eResearch Animal Management (eRAM) system.

Recently, the team has:

  • Removed 36 questions
  • Re-worded and simplified 46 questions
  • Combined 3 existing questions
  • Moved 9 questions within the protocol to be more consistent

This is the first in a series of three phases aimed at making protocol submissions less dense and easier to complete. A full list of eRAM updates, including a link to the Protocol Updates page, can be reviewed via eRAM’s Bi-Weekly Release Notes.

Questions or concerns about these updates should be directed to the Animal Care & Use Office at or (734) 763-8028.