About BRL

The Biologic Resources Laboratory (BRL), a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, is the centralized animal facility at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The BRL has been continuously accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International) since 1970 and adheres to the standards of the Animal Welfare Act, the Public Health Service Policy, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The staff of the BRL oversees the procurement, care, and maintenance of animals used in the research, teaching and testing programs conducted at UIC. This oversight responsibility includes ensuring that the UIC animal care program meets federal regulations, the requirements of AAALAC, and currently accepted standards for providing adequate veterinary care and proper animal husbandry. The professional staff is also responsible for consulting with research and teaching staff, conducting graduate and technical courses, directing the postdoctoral training program, and supporting the protocol review system of the institution’s IACUC, the Animal Care Committee (ACC).