Latest information on COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

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Stanford Research, Stage 2: The VSC is in full operation, providing animal husbandry and veterinary care. 

Update 9/8/20:

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE: The VSC is back on normal power and no longer using backup. 

Update 8/20/20: 

The VSC has resumed facility orientations and workshops. There are fewer attendees per session and modifications to instruction in order to maintain social distancing.  Attendees will not be able to enroll in workshops or orientations until all prerequisites have been completed.  Enrollment will not be accepted through STARS, instead please email a registration form to:  Workshop registration information can be found at:


Please check the COVID-19 Updates page regularly for additional updates related to the research restart plan and FAQs (SUNET ID required)

Universal Calendaring System

Please click here to request access to procedure rooms or animal holding room calendars (SUNET ID required). 

If you have already requested access to a procedure room, please wait 24-48 business hours for your request to be processed. Information on how to add a room can be found on the COVID-19 Alerts page.



We are pleased to announce that the VSC Website has been revised and given a new look that makes it more user-friendly and consistent with the design of University and SoM webpages.  Some of the major changes are listed below.  Please take a look at your convenience and become familiar with the improvements and ease of navigation.

Website Changes:



The VSC now uses iLabs to manage CMP and RAF irradiator usage. If you have previously had access to the CMP and RAF Irradiators with the old web based scheduling system, you will need to create a new account on iLabs to continue using the irradiator in our CMP and RAF facilities here:  

Users who do not re-register for access by August 15th will have their Irradiator key room access revoked. Please contact Claire Pham (  if you have any questions with signing up onto our iLabs core.


Last Updated: 8/5/2020

Contact Information

Business Hours: 

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Main Number: (650) 723-3876

Our offices will be closed on all University holidays

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