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Division of Animal Resources (DAR)

Division of Animal Resources (DAR)

The Division of Animal Resources (DAR), in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, researchers, students, and regulatory agencies, is responsible for ensuring high quality animal care and for providing training in and consultation on the safe, humane use of laboratory animals in research and education in compliance with federal regulations and campus policies.

Pharmacy

Controlled Substances

Principal Investigators who require controlled substances for their research must obtain their own State of Illinois and Federal controlled substances licenses. Information on obtaining these licenses is listed below. Please contact dartechs1@illinois.edu if there are any questions about this process.

Obtaining a Controlled Substance License

State of Illinois
Illinois Controlled Substances License
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
ATTN: Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62786
217-785-0800
http://www.idfpr.com/profs/ContSub.asp

Federal
Researcher Controlled Drug Registration- DEA Form 225
Kluczynski Federal Building
230 South Dearborn Street
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 353-1236 (New Applications)
(800) 478-7630 (New Applications in state only)
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/index.html (select “New Applications Online” in quick links section)
Controlled Substance FAQ-2-2012.doc 

Non-Controlled Drug and Supplies

Many Distributors have applied restrictions that no longer allow persons who do not hold a DVM license to place orders.  DAR has implemented procedures to assist Researchers in obtaining non-controlled drugs and supplies needed to facilitate research.  Investigators are asked to submit a completed Non-Controlled Drug and Supply Request via email dartechs1@illinois.edu for processing.  

You should expect confirmation that your request has been received within 2-3 business days. Supply orders will be placed twice a month (on or about the 15th and 30th of each month). Receipt of shipments may take up to two weeks for delivery.  Your contact person will be notified when the items are ready for pick up at the DAR main office.

Per Diem Rates

Per-Diem Rates for DAR Animal Facilities
The Division of Animal Resources per diem rates are based on an actual annual cost. View the per diem rate table below or click here to open a PDF. Rates are subject to change.

Per Diem Rates for DAR Animal Facilities
Effective Dates:  FY20 Actual FY21 Estimated (7/1/20) FY22 Estimated (7/1/21)
    w/ 3.5% inc w/ 3.5% inc
  Ind Rate Cage Rate Ind Rate Cage Rate Ind Rate Cage Rate
Bovine     $11.51   $11.91  
Bovine Special     $12.62   $13.06  
Cat $5.02   $5.20   $5.38  
Chicken (1 per cage) $0.97   $1.01   $1.05  
Chicken Containment (Room) addl to Chicken Rate   $31.91   $33.03   $34.18
Dog $11.01   $11.40   $11.80  
Duck $1.55   $1.61   $1.66  
Fish   $0.13   $0.14   $0.14
Frog, Bull/Grass $0.30   $0.31   $0.32  
Frog, Xenopus/Treefrog $0.13   $0.14   $0.14  
Gerbil   $0.63   $0.65   $0.68
Guinea Pig   $1.40   $1.45   $1.50
Guinea Pig ABL2   $4.09   $4.23   $4.38
Hamster   $1.40   $1.45   $1.50
Mouse ABL2 Static   $1.15   $1.19   $1.23
Mouse ABL2 Imm Static   $1.24   $1.29   $1.33
Mouse Conventional   $0.63   $0.65   $0.68
Mouse Imm Static   $1.15   $1.19   $1.23
Mouse Imm IVC   $0.80   $0.82   $0.85
Mouse IVC   $0.54   $0.56   $0.58
Mouse Large Isolator       $39.29   $40.67
Mouse RQF   $2.13   $2.21   $2.28
Mouse SPP       $5.86   $6.07
Mouse Small Isolator       $32.14   $33.26
Opossum   $0.82   $0.85   $0.88
Pig - Containment $6.60   $6.83   $7.07  
Pig - Farrowing $4.23   $4.38   $4.53  
Pig - Metabolic $2.17   $2.25   $2.33  
Pig - Standard $4.23   $4.38   $4.53  
Rabbit $2.30   $2.38   $2.46  
Rat ABL2 Imm Static   $3.14   $3.25   $3.36
Rat ABL2 Static   $2.62   $2.71   $2.81
Rat Conventional   $1.40   $1.45   $1.50
Rat Imm IVC   $1.77   $1.83   $1.90
Rat Imm Static   $2.62   $2.71   $2.81
Rat IVC   $1.16   $1.20   $1.24
Rat RQF IVC   $1.77   $1.83   $1.90
Rat RQF Static   $2.62   $2.71   $2.81
Reptile/Turtle $0.12   $0.13   $0.13  
Song Bird - Aviary $15.94   $16.50   $17.07  
Song Bird - Cage   $1.74   $1.80   $1.86
Turkey $0.97   $1.01   $1.05  
 
Room Rate   $4.18   $4.33   $4.48

Download the Per Diem Rates (PDF updated 6/22/21)
Download the Per Diem Rate Comparison with Peer Institutions (PDF updated 01/12/17)
Download the ACS Per Diem Rate Survey

Fact Sheets

Staff and Contact Information

Main DAR office:
1 Observatory Building
901 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-2564 (phone)
(217) 244-7963 (fax)
daradministrators@illinois.edu

Billing and Animal Order Inquiries:
(217) 333-2564
daraniorder@illinois.edu

Administrative Staff

Lyndon J. Goodly, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Institutional Veterinarian & Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
goodly@illinois.edu

Sarah Allison, DVM, DACLAM
Director
allison3@illinois.edu

Nicole Herndon, DVM, DACLAM
Assistant Director
nherndon@illinois.edu

Jessica Xu, DVM
Assistant Director
jjxu@illinois.edu

Chris Learned, BS, LAT
Assistant Director
clearned@illinois.edu

Jamie Price, CBA
Business Operations Coordinator
emberton@illinois.edu

Doris Matthews
Office Support Associate
dimatthe@illinois.edu

Veterinary Clinical Staff

Group contact for veterinary technicians: dartechs1@illinois.edu.

Cher Cain, BS, CVT, LAT
Veterinary Technician I
bugclc@illinois.edu

Raegan Carter, BS, CVT, LATG
Veterinary Technician I
carterr@illinois.edu

Phaedra Hutchison, CVT
Veterinary Technician I
phutchis@illinois.edu

Jamie Ludwig, BS, CVT, LAT
Veterinary Technician II
jjocksch@illinois.edu

Occupational Health and Safety Staff

Sara Myers, BS
Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
sjmyers@illinois.edu

Animal Facility Supervisory Staff

Beckman
Dack Shearer, ALAT
Laboratory Animal Care Supervisor
dshearer@illinois.edu

Edward R. Madigan Laboratory
Holly Clem, LATG
Laboratory Animal Care Supervisor
hclem@illinois.edu

Institute for Genomic Biology
Holly Clem, LATG
Laboratory Animal Care Supervisor
hclem@illinois.edu

Psychology
Holly Fairfield, ALAT
Laboratory Animal Care Specialist
hfairfie@illinois.edu

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Jamie Reed, LAT
Laboratory Animal Care Supervisor
jfreed@illinois.edu

Veterinary Medicine Animal Facility
Marc White, LATG
Laboratory Animal Care Supervisor
ms-white@illinois.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get animals?
If the animals are coming from an approved vendor and are to be housed in one of the DAR Managed Animal Facilities—complete an animal order request in the DAR Bio Access system. Instruction can be found in the DAR Bio Cheat Sheet.

Are there deadlines for requesting animals?
Yes, there are deadlines for submitting an animal order request. Please refer to Submitting Animal Request Forms.

Was my animal order placed?
All animal orders received by the current weeks deadline should expect an email order confirmation that week between 8:30am Thursday and Noon Friday.

What if I want to import animals?
Please submit an animal order request form in the DAR Bio Access system, instructions can be found in the DAR Bio Cheat Sheet, and choose “import” as source.

What if I want to export animals to another institution?
The Export Request Form would be submitted as outlined on the form; the DAR Staff would then proceed with processing the request.

What if I want to transfer animals from one protocol to another?
Please complete a transfer request, using the DAR Bio Cheat Sheet as your guide. The DAR staff will assist with the transfer of the animals, once approval has been given. Anticipate a 24 hour turnaround time for approval of these requests.

What if I want to transfer animals from one DAR animal facility to another, even if they remain on the same protocol?
Please complete a transfer request, using the DAR Bio Cheat Sheet as your guide. The DAR staff will assist with the transfer of the animals, once approval has been given. Anticipate a 24 hour turnaround time for approval of these requests.

What are the per diem rates?
The Per Diem Rates page provides the current rates.

How do I find out if my protocol still has animal numbers on it?
Please see the DAR Bio Cheat Sheet for instructions.

Who is responsible for inventory/census tracking and reporting?
DAR Animal Care Staff enter cage counts. Principal Investigator is responsible for reporting animal breeding production on a regular basis. These numbers can be entered from your PI dashboard using the "Manage Animals" button to the right of each title, then click the "Breeding" tab to make your entries. Once entered, your usage will automatically appear in Section 2.1 (Species, sources and numbers) of your protocol. A "how-to" document has been added to the PI Dashboard screen. Please Note - Neonates that are used for research need to be recorded on the research protocol’s breeding tab by the PI’s lab.

How does DAR determine what C-FOAPAL to charge when animals are ordered?
PI’s must enter the CFOP information into the DAR Bio system, see the DAR Bio Cheat Sheet.

When does the C-FOAPAL Change?The same C-FOAPAL will continue to be billed until changed in the DAR bio system by the PI see DAR Bio Cheat Sheet.

How do I request a change in the C-FOAPAL currently being billed?
PIs must enter updates to CFOP information into the DAR Bio system, see the DAR Bio Cheat Sheet.

What is the time frame to change a FOAP for billing?
The CFOP must changed in the DAR bio system by the PI no later than the 15th of the month that the CFOP ends. The PI’s business office will be responsible for making any corrections billed to the PIs account if not changed in a timely manner.

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