Building Access & Security

Access to the BRL requires a university identification card for electronic access to the facility. In addition to the main entry points, there are several other areas within the facility accessed via electronic key card readers: the COMRB mouse barrier, corridors from COMRB to BRL, and the nonhuman primate colony. Access to these areas requires approval from the overseeing veterinarian.

Research users requesting access to the facility are required to enroll in the occupational health program, which consists of three requirements:

  1. All individuals must be listed on a Protocol for Animal Use.
  2. All individuals must complete an orientation session with a veterinarian.
  3. All individuals must receive a health assessment at University Health Services.

Building access may be requested by completing the enrollment form for the employee health program. The form requires a signature from a veterinarian and should be brought to the scheduled orientation session. In addition to the main entry points, there are several other areas in the BRL that are accessed via electronic key card readers, the COMRB mouse barrier, corridors from COMRB to BRL, and the nonhuman primate colony. Access to these areas requires approval from the overseeing veterinarian.

 

All BRL facility users are responsible for contributing to its security. Any suspicious activities should be reported immediately to a veterinarian or animal care supervisor. Identification cards should not be loaned to others who have not completed the appropriate steps to gain building access. All building entry points to the facility are electronically recorded and activity monitored periodically. Security cameras provide the campus police with 24-hour surveillance for security purposes.