FAQ – Visitors

I have a vendor coming into the animal housing area to work on our equipment. Do I need this approved?

Yes, this will need to be approved by the ACS Director. Please return the completed Contractors Animal Facility Access Request to the ACS Front Office 48 hours before the scheduled visit.

Login to myACS, go to Forms, select the link. Fill the form out, and either send it to the ACS Front Office at ACS-Office@acs.ufl.edu or bring it by their office.  They will forward for ACS Director review and contact you as soon as it is returned.

I have a visitor coming in to observe a procedure. Do I need this approved?

Yes, this will need to be approved by the ACS Director. Please return the completed Visitor to Observe Research Form to the ACS Front Office 48 hours before the scheduled visit.

Login to myACS, go to Forms, select the link. Fill the form out, and either send it to the ACS Front Office at ACS-Office@acs.ufl.edu. They will forward for ACS Director review and contact you as soon as it is returned.

A research staff member, who has access to one ACS facility, would like to observe me doing a procedure in a different ACS facility. Is a visitor request required?

No. Since they are enrolled in the Animal Contact Program and are familiar with ACS policies and procedures, they do not need to sign a visitor request. They will need to be escorted by you at all times, and can ONLY observe. As a courtesy, you can let the ACS Front Office know at ACS-office@acs.ufl.edu or 352-273-9230. They can then alert the ACS facility staff, so they know you’ll be bringing someone in.