UB's Division of Comparative Medicine and Laboratory Animal Facilities (CM-LAF) is a centralized service organization, which supports animal care, research and education across campus and at the university's affiliated institutions.
In preparation for re-opening the LAF, we have made changes that will ensure the safety of our staff and researchers in preventing the spread of COVID19. Signage will be placed throughout the facilities to aid in reminding people and directing people on the guidance outlined below.
It's important to have your research protocols and approvals in place before beginning your research. If new to the process, you will need training for handling your animals as well as understanding what to do in case of an emergency for your animals or injury/mishap to you.
The CM-LAF works closely with the IACUC and its staff to ensure responsible and ethical research with the least possible harm to the animals.
CM-LAF staff can help with wide-ranging needs in biomedical research, including:
We also have a library in BEB room 119 with books, videos and instructional brochures and leaflets on the care of research animals. Available journals include: JALAS; Comparative Medicine and ILAR.