University of Iowa



This is the new Vertebrate Animal Research website!


Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Due to the Independence Day Holiday our order deadlines for animals to be delivered the week of July 8th are as follows:

Vendor Order Deadline
Envigo Monday, July 1st by 4:00pm
All other Vendors Tuesday July 2nd by 4:00pm


Tue, Apr 16, 2019

There is a new ARIS dashboard (Animal Research Information System) that lets you manage more aspects of your animal research projects. The new ARIS dashboard has links to the following:

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Date: 2/12/19

In a continued effort to provide the best care possible for our rodent breeding colonies, OAR has evaluated practices for monitoring and managing new weanling mice.  A summary of the relevant changes to be implemented is listed below. 


Fri, Jun 30, 2017

In order to assist research staff, OAR will begin using bright green “*Attention* Breeder Cards” to notify labs at the cage level of required actions to avoid a charge.