Overview Working a Site Visit Deficiency Action Item If a finding with a level of Deficiency was entered by the Facility Inspector after a site visit, they will assign action items to responsible persons for mitigation. Responsible persons can be the PI, Lab Personnel, or the Facility Manager. The responsible person(s)/assignees will receive a summary email with the actions to be worked. The assignees can enter an action plan and details for how they will work or fix the room deficiency in eRAM. Once the action item is ready, assignees can mark it as Complete.
Overview The Location Information page details where animal species will be housed and used for research. All approved animal facilities have criteria that govern their use for animal research and housing. If the location you select does not meet the approved criteria for the species and/or research, you will receive a message when you view application errors. Contact the ACU office for further assistance. Details are updated with a 2-step process:
Overview ULAM Procurement staff can follow this process to create and update new vendors and create and update the vendor delivery schedules in eRAM. These activities are available to the ULAM Procurement Staff in any state.
Overview All individuals who need to access the Animal Management protocol must be entered on the Personnel page. Personnel need to be U-M employees, U-M students or have U-M Friend accounts. Only those personnel listed on this page and approved with the application may conduct the animal experimental procedures. All questions must be answered and all fields filled out in order to submit the application.
Overview The Principal Investigator (PI) is the person responsible for the protocol application. The PI’s name and contact information must be entered before the application can be created and saved. Only one PI is allowed per application. All questions must be answered and fields filled out in order to submit the application.
Overview During the review process, reviewers add questions to an application in order to request clarification on or additional information about the protocol. These questions are routed through the ACU Office Research Compliance Associate (RCA) where they are reviewed, summarized and then sent to the Principal Investigator (PI).
All species used in the proposed research must be listed on the application. U-M follows federal guidelines regarding the care of animals used for research purposes. The level of detail required to be completed on the application differs by species. Complete the form carefully, as the number of questions differs between those species with Quarantine and Conditioning requirements and those without. All questions must be answered and fields filled out in order to submit the application.
Overview All projects must have an internal and/or external sponsor/funding source. PIs and protocol editors will be able to associate their protocol to multiple funding sources including grants. Users can associate to any grant in the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system. However, there will be a confirmation that the associated grant is applicable for the protocol.  Documents related to the sponsor/funding source can be attached to the application when completing the Sponsor/Funding Information page.
Overview All eResearch Animal Management protocols are required to include at least one animal handler. Details about species, several procedures and hazardous materials with which the personnel will work also must be entered. This information is needed to facilitate training by the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Core. Animal handling details are entered from the Protocol workspace. All personnel, locations and species must be entered on the application before the animal handler details can be entered.
On 9/28/2015, eRAM introduced a new method for entering Animal Handling Details. However, this method is still being refined and is currently not recommended for protocols with large numbers of personnel/species, as this may cause the system to time-out. If you have a protocol with large numbers of Animal Handlers/Species, we recommend using the original method as outlined in this document. Both the original and new methods will remain available to all users as we continue to update the system.