Office of Sponsored Programs
The Ohio State University

Animal Orders

The Ohio State Animal Requisition Form (Frm-197) is used to request the purchase of animals, per diem for animals, and animal health care regardless of dollar amount.

This form must be completed and submitted directly to University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR). The most current animal protocol number and project number must be listed on the animal requisition form. This information is necessary to verify that funds are available and for compliance with federal regulations.

The animal order forms are reviewed for allowability by ULAR and forwarded to the Office of Sponsored Programs procurement, which is responsible for ordering all research animals for the university. Sponsor approval may be required for animals not listed in the approved budget.

Protocol numbers are issued through the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP). Farm animals come under the review of the Ohio State Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) only in the context of their use in biomedical research and not for their use in production agriculture.

In unusual situations, when animals are procured at auction, sale barns, or received as donations directly from owners and the order cannot be pre-approved by ULAR or placed in advance, it is important that an animal requisition form be completed afterward and sent to ULAR for information and processing. In these instances, the exception from regular policy should be clearly stated.