Instructions & Forms
Biomedical Research Store
A completed Order Form is required to purchase products from the Biomedical Research Store. Limited storage space prevents us from holding stock products awaiting pickup, so Stock Product Order Forms must be submitted IN PERSON at the location of your choice. All locations are open 8:15am-12:15pm and 1:15pm-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Over 50,000 items are not stocked but are included on our contracts. To place a special order, complete a Special Order Form and submit in person or VIA FAX to your desired location. Please review the special order policies as outlined on the form and verify all information before submitting. Special orders generally arrive within one day, and must be picked up at the location where the form was submitted.
All Order Forms require each item's catalog number included on our Stock Products webpage, or the catalog number for special orders can be obtained from vendor websites listed under Useful Links.
All purchases and their accompanying Order Forms require a shortcode, the only method of payment accepted by the Biomedical Research Store. (A shortcode is a six-digit number that summarizes the chartfield information for your account as designated by the University.) Please have your shortcode with you when you wish to make a purchase. If you are unsure of which shortcode to use, please contact your appropriate department personnel. Store personnel are not authorized to look up shortcodes. You will receive a receipt at the time of your purchase, and your shortcode will be billed semi-monthly by Service Unit Billing and appear on your Statement of Activity. If you have questions regarding current or past charges to your account, please call 763-4715.
Special Note Regarding Research Grade Ethanol
Only the LSI location stocks Research Grade Ethanol, and the Biomedical Research Store must adhere to Federal Regulations regarding its storage, transport, and sale. Due to these regulations, YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU WHEN PURCHASING:
- Your M-card (Umich ID)
- A DOT approved secondary container (for the transport of your Research Grade Ethanol purchase)
- Principle Investigator Name
- Your lab room number
- Your building name
TO ALL DEPARTMENTS REQUESTING TAX-FREE ALCOHOL
Tax-free alcohol is available for use in the Hospitals, Health Service, and Medical Laboratories, and for other purposes in accordance with the Federal law and regulations. By ordering, you hereby agree to take reasonable precautions in safeguarding the use of all tax-free alcohol that you have requisitioned. You will make oath at any time that all such alcohol has been used in accordance with the Federal law and regulation. You will furnish such oath whenever called upon by the proper officers of the University that this requisition of alcohol is to be used for one of the following uses: (1) For preserving specimens of anatomy, physiology or natural history belonging to the U-M; (2) For use in the chemical laboratory and other laboratories of the U-M for the following-named purposes: for the chemical conversion of the alcohol into other substances such as ether, acids, etc. and the use of alcohol as a solvent or otherwise in a great variety of operations, the sole purpose of which is that of scientific study and research; (3) For use in the hospital or sanatorium as follows: for technical and medical purposes in the U-M Hospitals, the U-M Dental School, the U-M Health Service, and any other department or division of the U-M, such as the Pathological Laboratory, for example, directly connected with the U-M Hospitals; and (4) For laboratory use for scientific instruction and research only.
Transporting these materials on any form of public or U-M transportation is a violation of University Policy and DOT regulations and may be punishable by fines.