To provide animal management tracking software that is focused on user needs, easy to use, minimizes data entry, and provides for quick generation of analyses and required reports.
In the 1980’s, Joe started as a programming contractor, writing custom applications for clients. Many of them worked at UCSD in various departments. The facility manager from the Department of Animal Resources heard about the custom applications and reached out to Joe. So, he wrote a system to help them manage their facility. The manager was pleased with the program’s functionality and performance. As a result, the system was a success and began gaining traction.
Animal facility managers from The Scripps Research Institute and The University of Utah purchased the system. Over the next few years, 15 more systems were sold. Because of this amount of interest and need for the software, Joe founded the Animal Resource Management (ARM) company in 1985.
Located in San Diego, California, ARM is currently the longest running animal research management software in the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
Compliance for IACUC, CCAC, USDA, IBC
The initial system was DOS based. Then ten years later, ARM was rewritten in Visual FoxPro (Windows version) and was rewritten again to make it more current and robust. The current ARM version is SQL based. The animal management software will run on any computer platform and use any standard version of SQL.