Technical Services

Close up image of an animal technician wearing green gloves and holding a black mouseThe Technical Services Team, part of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), is committed to helping the U-M research community advance projects that benefit both human and animal health by providing high-quality technical services, support, and training for a variety of research needs.

Working in close partnership with researchers to first understand the desired scientific outcomes of a study, members of the experienced Technical Services Team can offer a wide range of procedural services and support to fit the unique research goals of the lab while ensuring animal welfare.

Rodent** Services Provided Include:

  • Blood/tissue collection
  • Animal monitoring (tumor size, clinical scoring)
  • Compound administration (oral gavage, injection, topical)
  • Animal identification and genotyping
  • Other measurements as requested

Requesting Support

To request support from the ULAM Technical Services Team, labs must add ULAM Technical Services to the Personnel section of their IACUC approved animal use protocol (step-by-step instructions available below) and submit a Technical Services Request Form.

Technicians are available Monday – Friday between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Services are provided via competitive recharge rates billed on an hourly basis.

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Add Technical Services to your animal use protocol in eRAM. Navigate to the Personnel tab and select “Yes” for Technical Services (see screenshot below). 

  Screenshot of eRAM system with Yes selected for ULAM Technical Services
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Ensure that the protocol procedures are accurate and complete for the services that you would like the Technical Services Technicians to perform.

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Submit a Technical Services Request. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required in advance of the requested service date (see additional details in Hours of Operation below).

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Once your request has been submitted, a member of the Technical Services Team will schedule a meeting with your lab to review and confirm the details of the submission.

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After meeting with your lab, the Technical Services Team will handle subsequent communication, coordination, and scheduling of the requested services. Applicable charges will be billed monthly after the services have been completed.

Technical Services' hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please note that weekend and holiday hours are currently unavailable.

If you have a service/procedure scheduled for a weekend or holiday, a member of the Technical Services Team can provide training to personnel on the procedure to be performed a minimum of a week in advance of the scheduled service time. No additional service fee will apply.

Technical services are billed on an hourly recharge basis. Applicable charges will be billed monthly after services have been completed.

Technical Services Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Technical Services Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 07/01/2021
Technical Services Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 07/01/2021

 

Rates subject to change.

 

**Current rodent service offerings primarily include mice and rats. If you would like to inquire about technical support services for other species, please contact the ULAM Technical Services Team.

References and Resources

Questions?

Contact the ULAM Technical Services Team via email at ulam-techservices@umich.edu or request services by visiting animalcare.umich.edu/ulam-techservices.