Resources and facilities

Boilerplate—Facilities and Resources
The PI’s laboratory comprises xxx sq ft of floor space and has separate areas for cell
culture, xx, xx, and xx. A laminar hood is available for sterile work. Glassware racks are
easily accessible, and reagents are kept in appropriate cupboard or refrigerator space.
The following items of small laboratory equipment are present in the PI’s lab: xx, xx, xx,
etc., etc.
The PI has a xx desktop with xx monitor and xx GHz of storage. The computer is
equipped with standard office software and is connected to a dedicated printer but also
can send files to a high-speed color printer and fax machine. The computer is connected
to the campus network and has access to the Ohio Supercomputer and the Internet
through secure systems. The laboratory also has xx general purpose computers with all
necessary software and networked to the available printers
The PI’s 10’ x 10’ office is equipped with locking file cabinets, desk, and bookcase. It is
located . . . (in laboratory suite, next to lab, across hall, ??). Lab personnel share office
space in . . . and computers and desk space are available for graduate students.
The UT HSC animal care program uses the ILAR publication, The Guide for the Care and
Use of Laboratory Animals (National Research Council, National Academy Press,
Washington, D.C., 2011), as a basis for operation. The program is accredited by the
Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care,
International (AAALACI) and is in compliance with all municipal, state and federal
laws and regulations governing animal research. The Institutional Animal Care and
Use Committee (IACUC) is constituted with regard to and is operated in accordance
with the USDA and HHS standards and policies. The animal care facility is a
centralized resource called the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). It
is directed by a full-time veterinarian, Philip Robinson, D.V.M., who is a member of the
American College of Zoological Medicine. DLAR management and staff are
responsible for care, husbandry, and veterinary medicine for all teaching and research
animals housed within the unit.
The DLAR facilities are centralized in the Health Education Building with an
additional small core of rooms located in the Block Health Science Building. DLAR
maintains rooms, equipment and trained personnel for the maintenance of most
common laboratory animal species. Cagewashing, postmortem, and storage areas are
available. Specialized facilities for survival surgery, intensive care and biohazard
containment are available. Microbiological barrier facilities are available for hazard
containment and for protection of rodents from murine pathogens.
Stock room for standard lab supplies
Glass room
Machine room
Freezers and refrigerators
Et al.