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Conducting Research at the Atlanta VA
Like all institutions, the Atlanta VA Medical Center has policies and procedures regulating the conduct of research at its facility. AREF helps researchers navigate these sometimes confusing rules governing studies at federal institutions.

The Science Information Office (SIO) and the Human Studies Analyst act as resources for investigators, study coordinators, and laboratory personnel during the design and implementation of your projects. We encourage you to utilize these members of our team should you have any questions or need guidance.
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Per Diem Rates | Veterinary Medical Unit (VMU)

The Atlanta VA's Veterinary Medical Unit charges the following per diem rates to project accounts for housing in their facility. These rates are effective as of October 1, 2009.

Species
Caging Type
Per Diem Rate
Cat Individual or Group
$4.62 / Cat
Dog Run
$8.38 / Dog
Mouse Microisolator: Sterile Breeding Management
$1.14 / Cage
Mouse Microisolator: Standard Cage
$0.64 / Cage
Mouse Microisolator: Sterile
$0.82 / Cage
Mouse Microisolator: Biohazard or Quarantine
$0.90 / Cage
Mouse Microisolator: Standard Cage Breeding Management
$0.86 / Cage
Pig Run
$7.81 / Pig
Rabbit Individual Cage
$2.47 / Rabbit
Rat Individual Cage
$0.48 / Rat
Rat Microisolator, Sterile
$0.61 / Rat
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