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In Vivo Research Services (IVRS) Core

The mission of the In Vivo Research Services (IVRS) is to provide centralized high quality, cost-effective research services to both academic and industry clients.  Rutgers has a wealth of experience, capabilities and models that are routinely used to answer critical in vivo research questions. We provide a comprehensive program of animal care including consultation, experimental design, protocol preparation, a duly constituted animal care and use committee, occupational health and laboratory safety, BSL3 in vivo biohazard research, and full-time veterinary care.  Rutgers offers competitive fee-for-service pricing, confidentiality, accuracy, and rapid service. Our team is dedicated to humane animal research.

Animal Care and Facilities

Rutgers possesses state of the art barrier animal facilities with the highest standards of animal husbandry and pathogen exclusion.  Animal research projects are supported by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  Rutgers animal facilities are USDA-registered and AAALACi accredited.  Rutgers has an Animal Welfare Assurance with the US Public Health Service (PHS), a requirement for conducting any PHS/NIH-funded animal work.​

Details about our IVRS services offered, rates or to request In Vivo research services (inquiry form) please follow links below.  

Research Services

Rutgers Animal Access

Core Collaborators




Rutgers core facilities and services

Rutgers Research Facilities, Equipment and Services Guide

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Core Facilities

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Core Facilities

For research and corporate contracts please contact IVRS office at:  848.445.7333 or email: