Facility Access

For the safety and well-being of our vivaria and staff, access to our facilities is tightly controlled.

  • To request visitor access to one of our facilities, please contact the Office of Animal Resources at OAROffice@colorado.edu.
  • For research staff, please complete the steps below.

Facility Access process

Step 1 | Complete IACUC Training

Step 2 | Complete OCC Health & Safety Trainings

Step 3 | Get Added to a Protocol

Step 4 | Submit Facility Access Application to OAR

Step 5 | Receive OAR Facility Orientation

  • Upon completing the previous steps, the OAR will contact you to arrange a facility orientation.


As a department, we strive to provide the highest quality care. Therefore, we provide complimentary one-on-one and group trainings on a variety of techniques and procedures to all staff working within our vivaria.

  • Submit a training request and the appropriate party within OAR will be in contact with you.