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Facility Access

Facility Access Requirements for anyone gaining access to ACS facilities and working on an animal use protocol:

1. You must be approved on an active IACUC protocol

2. Current enrollment in the Animal Contact Program

3. Complete the Animal Care Services Orientation online module

5. For Large Animal Use, complete ACS Large Animal Orientation

6. Complete the Facility Access Request Form

  • Facility Access Request Form
  • Upon request submission, your investigator will be sent an email alerting them to review your request.
  • Once they approve your request; the ACS Front Office will receive it, verify that you’ve completed the access requirements and contact you via email.
  • For MBI vivarium access, you must also fill out the MBI Restricted Access Request Form. The MBI Building Administrators will activate your Gator 1 card access after your tour is completed and they have received approval.

7. Take your facility tour(s)

  • A tour is required after all above requirements are met. Once the ACS Front Office verifies that you have completed the access requirements above, they will add you to the tour list and send you and the facility manager(s) an email. This will allow you and the facility manager(s) to communicate to schedule a date/time to meet for your tour(s).

Facility Access Requirements for anyone gaining access to ACS facilities and not working with animals:

1. Current enrollment in the Animal Contact Program

2. Complete the Animal Care Services Facility Procedures online module

3. Complete the Facility Access Request Form

  • Facility Access Request Form
  • Upon request submission, your investigator will be sent an email alerting them to review your request.
  • Once they approve your request; the ACS Front Office will receive it, verify that you’ve completed the access requirements and contact you via email.
  • For MBI vivarium access, you must also fill out the MBI Restricted Access Request Form. The MBI Building Administrators will activate your Gator 1 card access after your tour is completed and they have received approval.

4. Take your facility tour(s)

  • A tour is required after all above requirements are met. Once the ACS Front Office verifies that you have completed the access requirements above, they will add you to the tour list and send you and the facility manager(s) an email. This will allow you and the facility manager(s) to communicate to schedule a date/time to meet for your tour(s).


If you have any questions, please contact the ACS Front Office at (352) 273-9230 or ACS-Office@acs.ufl.edu.