Effective Fiscal 2017 / July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Rental rates for controlled environments and greenhouse rooms are based on operating costs. Rates are subsidized for University of Wisconsin investigators. Fees for commercial clients are not subsidized. Project fees include a room initiation charge ($100 per room start), per diem room charges or cage charges (below), and charges for consumable supplies (billed at cost). Some charges may be reduced or waived for new projects, pilot studies, long-term research, or innovative uses of Biotron facilities. Contact the program manager to discuss pricing and options.
Biotron services included in the project fees are:
July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017
|Highly Controlled Environments|
|Moderately Controlled Greenhouse|
|Biotron Animal Research Services*|
|mouse (per cage per day)||$1.00|
|rat (per rat per day)||$0.89|
|non-standard rodent care||$15 per half hour|
|Laboratory Space call for quote||various|
Room initiation charge of $100 applies for the start of each CER or greenhouse room for initial Metasys programming, testing, and setup.
Consumable plant supplies, complex setups, and research assistance available at cost.
Animal per diem charges are based on 4-5 mice per cage and 1-2 rats per cage with cage-changing frequency as outlined in The Guide (2011) and the BARS SOPs. High-maintenance models requiring non-standard care, including diabetic animals, may incur additional charges for labor and supplies.