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Centrally managed animal care and use, including provision of housing for and humane care to all animals employed in research at the Boston Health Sciences campus and the Medford/Somerville campus is provided by Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (Tufts CMS). You will find the information referenced below on Tufts CMS website which is password protected. Please email Elizabeth.Turner@tufts.edu for access.

Proposal budget for animal costs may include:

  • Procurement of animals – prices available from Tufts preferred vendor catalogues
  • Animal care – prices available from Tufts CMS per diem rates that are updated annually. For multi-year projects, an annual increase of 3-5% should be included.