New per-diem rates for Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) husbandry services will go into effect on January 1, 2023.
ULAM rates are evaluated on an individual case-by-case basis to determine appropriate cost recovery, consistent with the NIH’s Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities.
Rates will continue to be re-evaluated on an annual basis coinciding with the end of each calendar year.
While ULAM strives to prevent rate fluctuation through the use of various fiscal management controls and improvements in operating efficiencies, study teams are strongly encouraged to follow standard best practices for baseline budgeting, which allow for incremental cost changes throughout multi-year grant projects.
Download the Quick Reference Sheet on Understanding ULAM Per-Diem Rates to learn more about the types of husbandry and veterinary technician services that are covered by standard per-diem rates.
Questions or concerns should be directed to the ULAM Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 764-0277.