Before you can begin working with animals at the University of Michigan, you must obtain the appropriate credentials, which include training requirements and access to the appropriate facilities and systems.
At a minimum, you will need access to the following facilities and systems:
eRAM: The U-M uses a web-based system called eResearch Animal Management (eRAM) for managing the submission, review, and approval of all applications/protocols involving the use of vertebrate animals.
Online Learning Systems: In order to complete your requisite training, you will need access to both Cornerstone Learning, which is used primarily for ULAM classes, and MyLinc, which is used for eRAM and information technology systems.
Animal Housing Access: In addition to the IACUC required training necessary to be listed on a protocol, the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine also requires that you complete specific training before receiving access to ULAM-managed animal housing areas.
Animal Handler Occupational Health & Safety Program: All faculty, staff, and students who:
- Have direct contact with animals,
- Have direct contact with non-sanitized animal caging or enclosures,
- Have direct contact with non-fixed or non-sterilized animal tissues, fluids, or wastes, and/or
- Provide service support to animal equipment, devices, or facilities
MUST be enrolled in this Program. For more information, visit our Animal Use & Occupational Safety page.
For general questions about facilities and systems access, please contact the Animal Care & Use Office at email@example.com or (734) 763-8028 and your question will be routed to the appropriate contact.