ULAR Facility Access

About the Animal Facilities

  • UCI animal facilities are locked 24 hours a day, and are subject to patrol by the UCI Police Department and UCIMC Security.
  • ULAR issues photo ID card keys for ULAR-maintained animal facilities on the main campus. 
  • ULAR authorizes animal facility access at UCIMC, but the UCIMC Security office programs the cards for vivarium access. 

Animal Facility Access Requirements

To obtain animal facility access, a researcher must:

  • Be UCI faculty, staff or student; others may be allowed entry on a case by case basis
  • Be listed on an approved IACUC protocol
  • Complete the ULAR Training for Animal Facility Access
  • Be enrolled in the Laboratory Animal Occupational Health Program

ULAR staff will verify that requirements have been met before authorizing access.

Obtaining Keys

Once you have completed all the enrollment and training requirements, you may obtain card keys as follows:

ULAR facilities at UCI Irvine campus

ULAR facility at UCI Medical Center

Replacement Card Keys (for lost or damaged card keys)

Animal Facility Access Policy

  Read and become familiar with the Animal Facility Access Policy

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