The mission of the KUMC Rodent Behavior Facility (RBF) is to assist researchers in incorporating and executing sensorimotor behavioral research techniques using rodents in their individual research projects. The KUMC RBF provides both equipment and services, and is available for use following appropriate training and approval.
The RBF is a component of the Kansas Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC), and is operated and maintained by this Center (NICHD HD 02528). The KIDDRC also supports rodent behavior testing facilities related to Complex Behavior and Learning at the KU-Lawrence campus.
All users must hold an Animal Care and Use Proposal approved by the KUMC IACUC for the proposed studies. For off-site investigators, a memorandum of agreement must be arranged in advance prior to usage of the facility. The KUMC RBF is supported by Laboratory Animal Resources which furnishes space and veterinary supervision for the facility.
These web pages provide information on the facility and how to schedule and access the RBF equipment and expertise.