University of Iowa



This is the new Vertebrate Animal Research website!


Mon, Jul 29, 2019

The Animal Billing Report has moved to the new ARIS Dashboard and will be easier to access, easier to understand and easier to export: Billing Report

Please direct any questions or feedback to


Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Charles River has announced new discounted pricing for many of the mouse & rat strains we purchase for research at the University of Iowa.  This program will be effective from June 2, 2019 through December 31, 2020.  Please follow this link to see the Charles River Impact Pricing Program flier for more details:

Impact Pricing Program flier




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.