Policies

Welcome to the newly reorganized Policies and Procedures page!  We hope that the format will facilitate your finding and using these documents.

I. Animal Care and Use

a.       Required Training

b.       Animal Acquisition and Transfer

c.       Acclimation Periods for Newly Received Animals

d.       Social Housing of Animals Revised March 28, 2019

e.       Humane Endpoints

f.        Individual Animal Records

 II. Reporting Concerns

 a.       Reporting and Investigating Animal Welfare Concerns

 b.       Unexpected Findings and Adverse Events Revised May 16, 2019

III. Occupational Health and Safety

 a.       Individual Risk Assessment and Medical Surveillance

IV. IACUC Proposal

a.       Proposal Review and Approval 

b.       Modification of an Approved Proposal 

c.       Proposal Expiration

d.       Use of Tissue and Tissue Sharing

e.       Oversight of Core Animal Laboratories 

f.        The Use of Chicken/Avian Embryo

g.       Research Studies Utilizing Privately Owned Animals

h.       Research Involving Collaborating Institutions

V. Laboratory Housing and Transportation

a.       Laboratory and Satellite Rodent Housing

b.       PI Maintained Non-Mammalian Housing

c.       Transportation of Research Animals Revised June 20, 2019

d.       Animal Security in Investigator Laboratories

VI. Procedures

a.       Pain and Distress Class Categorization

b.       Rodent Breeding Colonies Revised May 16, 2019

c.       Tissue Harvesting for Rodent Genotyping

d.       Rodent Identification

e.       Prolonged Physical Restraint

f.        Euthanasia of Research Animals

VII. Surgery

a.       Performing Rodent Survival Surgery

b.       Use of Postoperative Analgesia Revised May 16, 2019

VIII. Use of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Agents

a.       Use of Pharmaceutical-Grade Medications and Outdated Drug Supplies

b.       Use of Complete Freund's Adjuvant

c.       Preparation, Storage, and Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin)

d.       Hazardous Agent Review and Approval

e.       Testing of Cell Lines and Other Biological Materials for Rodent Pathogens

IX. Animal Care and Use Program

a.       Semi-Annual Program Review