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The University of Illinois Chicago is committed to the judicious and humane use of animals in biomedical research, testing and teaching.

2023 Holiday Schedule

The Biologic Resources Laboratory facility will operate on a limited schedule for essential services during non-observed university holidays, including Friday, Nov. 25, and then again beginning Friday, Dec. 23. The BRL Business Office will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

Animal orders received prior to Thursday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. will be placed the same day. Orders submitted after the 2 p.m. deadline will be placed on Tuesday, Jan 3. Animal deliveries will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 21, and resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Please note this schedule does not affect the animal service areas, diagnostic laboratory and surgery service, which maintain normal operating hours under the essential services unit schedule.

COVID-19 Facility Access Update

Effective August 23, 2021, only research staff and visitors entering the BRL main office fromĀ  8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (M-F) must complete an onsite temperature check and wellness survey. All other entrance points into the BRL and COMRB animal facilities will once again be accessible to authorized research staff via card reader 24 hours/day including weekends and holidays.