New per-diem rates for Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) husbandry and truck services will go into effect on January 1, 2022.
Rates were evaluated on an individual case-by-case basis consistent with the NIH’s Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities.
While ULAM strives to prevent rate fluctuation through the use of various financial 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.
Rates will continue to be re-evaluated on an annual basis coinciding with the end of each calendar year.
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 and which services are additional fee-for-service.
Questions or concerns should be directed to the ULAM Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 764-0277.
Staff can assist with billing inquiries, budget consultations, and cost estimates for both day-to-day animal care as well as specialized research support services.