University of Hawai‘i
Research Compliance

Rates, Supply Orders and Special Services

Rates

Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS) charges researchers a Per Diem rate for housing animals at one of the Biomedical vivaria. The Per Diem rate is a charge per animal cage per day, and covers basic husbandry and care. Services beyond basic husbandry are charged at an hourly Technician rate or Veterinary Rate based on the nature of the services. An Animal/Supply Ordering charge is assessed for animal or veterinary supply orders through AVS.

Researchers using funds administered through the university are assessed the UH Affiliated rates that take into account institutional indirect costs. Researchers using funds not administered through the university are assessed the Non UH Affiliated rates.

Complete AVS rate schedules can be found through the following links:

Ordering Supplies

Please order all general supplies through your Fiscal Office.

For supplies that must be ordered through AVS, and cannot be obtained directly from a vendor, please complete and fax the AVS Supply Order Form to the AVS office at Fax# 692-1960.

AVS will email the requestor with the approximate cost for the item(s). Non-UH affiliated Principal Investigators are required to prepay this amount before the order will be placed. UH-affiliated Principal Investigators are not required to submit an encumbering document, however, they must ensure sufficient funds are set aside to cover the expense.

An administrative charge will be added to all orders placed through AVS. Please refer to the AVS rates below or contact AVS for current supply order pricing.

Fees and Services

Animal and Veterinary Service charges researchers a Per Diem rate for housing animals at one of the Biomedical facilities. The Per Diem rate is a charge per animal cage per day, and covers basic husbandry and care. Services beyond basic husbandry are charged at an hourly Technician rate or Veterinary Rate based on the nature of the services. The Animal/Supply Ordering charge is assessed for animal or veterinary supplies orders through our department.

The complete rate schedules can be found at the following links. Researchers using funds administered through the university are assessed the UH Affiliated rates that take into account institutional subsidy. Researchers using funds non administered through the university are assessed the Non UH Affiliated rates.

Requests for Special Services Involving Husbandry and Health Care

UH Affiliated Research, Training, and Other Activities

AVS will provide up to two hours per month per UH Department to provide assistance with husbandry, health care, and welfare of animals used for research and training for UH-affiliated Principal Investigators involved in the System-wide Animal Care and Use Program. Assistance will be provided on an as needed basis and based on availability of AVS personnel.

Assistance with research activities above and beyond normal husbandry and health will be provided on an as needed basis and based on the availability of the AVS personnel, and will be charged back to the Investigator based on our current rates.

Please see the Memorandum to UH-Affiliated Principal Investigators Using Vertebrate Animals

Non-UH Affiliated Research, Training, and Other Activities

Please contact AVS to establish a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) prior to initiation of services. For fees mentioned in this section, refer to Per Diem Rates and Service Fees.

Non-UH affiliated research, training, and other activities using the services of the UH IACUC will be assessed a revised service fee for the review of vertebrate animal care and use protocols effective February 15, 2007. The service fee will cover all new and full-renewal protocol reviews, which will include all subsequent annual follow-ups and revisions associated with the protocol.

Services provided by the UH Veterinarian Office above and beyond tasks covered by the AVS Per Diem will be assessed a special fee. There will be an additional charge for supplies and diagnostic services provided.

Facilities/sites which house or use animal involved in non-UH affiliated vertebrate animal activities, and which fall under the jurisdiction of the UH IACUC will be assessed a fee to cover all personnel expenses associated with the semi-annual inspections and program review, and will include travel time. On Oahu a ground transportation fee will also be assessed. Off island location, such as those on the outer islands will be assessed airfare, ground transportation and Per Diem/meals and incidental expenses, in addition to the personnel fee.