Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I have to do to get an access card to the animal facility?
  • Complete a Security Card Access Request (Principal Investigator must sign) and bring to the orientation for animal users.

  • When is the orientation for animal users held?
  • Every Tuesday at 1:30PM with the exception of University holiday and inclement weather.

  • Do I need to schedule myself for the orientation of personnel caring for or using laboratory research animals?
  • Scheduling is not required. Just show up, but we do require that you BE ON TIME.

  • Who do I speak with about a problem with my access card?
  • Contact the Security Office at 404.727.8991

  • How do I schedule a BSL-2 orientation?
  • Please contact Charmaine Christie at 404.727.8991.

  • My child wants to see the animals. Can I bring him/her into the facility?
  • No. Children (less than 16 years of age) are prohibited from entering the facilities at all times.

    For reasons of security, public health and animal health, anyone (greater than the age of 16 years old) wishing to visit the animal facilities must request authorization and escort from the Division of Animal Resources office. If permission is granted, all visitors must be accompanied by their faculty sponsor or a member of the Animal Resources staff. Staff access to animal facilities is limited to those persons whose assigned duties require that they enter the facilities.

Contact Information

  • Division Secretary

    General Questions
    Phone: 404.727.7423
    Fax: 404.727.3212
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  • Customer Service

    Phone: 404.727.8395
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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  • Animal Orders & Transfers
    Phone: 404.727.7426
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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    Speed Types Add/Modify
    Phone: 404.727.7426
    Phone: 404.727.3210
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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  • Facility Access

    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)

    Phone: 404.727.8991
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  • After Normal Business Hours

    (Weekends, Holidays & After Hours: 5PM - 8AM)

    Phone: 404.727.6111
  • Animal Care & Husbandry

    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)

    Phone: 404.727.2955

  • Veterinary Medical Needs

    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)

    Phone: 404.727.3248

  • After Normal Business Hours

    (Weekends, Holidays & After Hours: 5PM - 8AM)

    Phone: 404.727.6111

Postal Mailing Address

  • 615 Michael Street
    Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg
    Suite G-02
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    MAILSTOP: 1941-001-1AA

  • Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM

DAR Agent Summary Statements


pdf Adenovirus
pdf Allergens, aeroallergen
pdf Biological Materials from Human Patients or Volunteers
pdf Botulinum toxin A
pdf BRDU (5-BRDU, Bromodeoxyuridine, 5-Bromodeoxyuridine, 5-Bromo, 2-Deoxyuridine)
pdf Busulfan (Myleran, 1-4 butanedial dimethanesulfonate)
pdf Cercopithecine herpesvirus type I (Herpesvirus simiae, B virus)
pdf Citrobacter rodentium
pdf Coxiella burneti (Q Fever)
pdf Coxsackievirus B
pdf DMBA (7,12 dimethylbenz[a]-anthracene)
pdf Ebola-like Virus (Ebola Reston)
pdf Escherichia coli K1 strain
pdf Formaldehyde (formalin)
pdf Heligmosomoides polygyrus (Nematospiroides dubius)
pdf Hepatitis A Virus
pdf Herpesvirus Types I and II (Herpes Simplex Virus I and II; HSV)
pdf Influenza A Virus (Flu)
pdf Ionizing Radiation (X-Rays) Emitted from Animals
pdf Isoflurane badges
pdf Lead acetate
pdf Lentiviruses and Retroviruses
pdf Listeria monocytogenes
pdf Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus
pdf Methyl Methacrylate
pdf MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine)
pdf Murine Cytomegalovirus (MCMV)
pdf Murine Leukemia Virus (MuLV), Strain LPBM5
pdf Mycobacterium tuberculosis (in mice)
pdf Neisseria gonorrhoeae
pdf Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcus)
pdf Newcastle’s Disease Virus
pdf Pinchinde Virus
pdf Plasmodium yoelii 17XL (in mice)
pdf Polyoma Virus
pdf Rabies Virus
pdf Recombinant Adeno-Associated Vectors (RAAV)
pdf Reovirus–3 (REO-3)
pdf Salmonella cholerasuis, S. enteriditis
pdf Schistosoma mansoni
pdf Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus)
pdf Tetrodotoxin (anhydrotetrodotoxin 4-epitetrodotoxin, tetrodonic acid)
pdf Toxoplasma gondii
pdf Unembalmed human cadavers
pdf Vaccinia Virus (Cow Pox)
pdf Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)