New ULAM Husbandry Per-Diem Rates Go Into Effect

January 1, 2021 12:00 AM

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Revised Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) husbandry per-diem rates will go into effect on January 1, 2021. 

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.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ULAM Business Office at 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.