At CSU Long Beach all purchases (and transfers) of animals are done centrally by the Office of University Research and Research Facilities staff. The Director for Compliance, Office of University Research must approve each requisition for animals in advance. The University and the Foundation Purchasing Offices will not accept orders without the Director's signed approval. Researchers may not order their own animals. Researchers are advised to consult with the Research Facilities Coordinator on the best vendors and other considerations of purchase prior to submission of requisitions.