The facility provides services and resources for investigators looking to accomplish animal research objectives. This includes housing mice and rats, purchasing animals, training researchers regarding proper animal care and use, and monitoring the safety of all personnel with laboratory animal contact in conjunction with Dana-Farber’s Environmental Health and Safety and Occupational Health Services.
Dana-Farber has established an Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to oversee the Institute’s animal program, facilities, and projects involving the use of animals. The IACUC serves as the approval body for all protocols involving animal research, and assists faculty, students and staff in upholding Dana-Farber’s commitment to providing the finest care and most humane utilization of laboratory animals.
In addition to basic husbandry services, the ARF staff provides technical and veterinary services, mouse breeding management and mouse irradiation.
Provides training for researchers regarding proper animal care and use, and, in conjunction with Dana-Farber's Environmental Health and Safety and Occupational Health Services, monitoring the safety of all personnel with laboratory animal contact
Provides management services for mouse breeding protocol requirements.
Provides controlled mouse irradiation services as required by approved mouse protocols.
Provides technical services related to mouse breeding, experimentation, etc.
Veterinary care services provided.