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Facilities & Systems Access

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:

eResearch Animal Management System

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 classes administered by the ULAM Training Core, and My LINC, 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 (ULAM) 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.

Cornerstone Learning Login

All ULAM animal training classes can be found in Cornerstone Learning.

cornerstone login

eRAM Login

All animal use protocols are managed via eRAM.

Login to eram

Related A-Z Documents


Policy on Personal Hygiene Requirements When Conducting Animal Activities

An important factor in protecting the health of personnel engaged in animal activities is personal hygiene. This policy outlines the important hygiene practices that must be followed to mitigate risks against zoonotic agents found naturally in experimental animals as well as hazardous materials used experimentally in approved studies.


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