Streamlining the Vivarium Facility Performance Verification Process

Ventilated Cage Racks

Performance verification in vivariums requires specialized technical skills, and that is why commissioning agents are hired to perform these assessments. This paper explores how the commissioning agent can verify the operation of the vivarium and address any deficiencies without disrupting the regular activities of the researchers and staff through building collaborative relationships with all parties, who are focused on one goal—a vivarium that is operating safely for people and animals.