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 Revised May 21, 2020

f.        Individual Animal Records Revised March 19, 2020

g.       Adoption of Research Animals NEW October 10, 2019

h.       Housing of Mice and Rats Revised July16, 2020  [Other helpful documents: RRF Caging Guide]

 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  Revised July 16, 2020

b.       Modification of an Approved Proposal  Revised July 16, 2020

c.       Proposal Expiration Revised August 20, 2020

d.       Use of Tissue and Tissue Sharing

e.       Oversight of Core Animal Laboratories  Revised April 16, 2020

f.        The Use of Chicken/Avian Embryo

g.       Research Studies Utilizing Privately Owned Animals

h.       Research Involving Collaborating Institutions

i.        Field Investigations  NEW August 20, 2020

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 August 20, 2020  [Other helpful documents: RRF Caging Guide]

c.       Tissue Harvesting for Rodent Genotyping Revised August 20, 2020

d.       Rodent Identification Revised August 20, 2020

e.       Prolonged Physical Restraint

f.        Euthanasia of Research Animals Revised March 19, 2020

g.       Rodent Anesthesia NEW January 16, 2020

h.       Food and Fluid Regulation NEW May 21, 2020

VII. Surgery

a.       Performing Rodent Survival Surgery Revised August 20, 2020

b.       Use of Postoperative Analgesia Revised August 20, 2020

c.       Multiple Survival Surgeries NEW May 21, 2020

VIII. Use of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Agents

a.       Use of Pharmaceutical-Grade Medications and Outdated Drug Supplies

b.       Use of Adjuvants in Rodents and Rabbits Revised February 20, 2020

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 Revised November 21, 2019

IX. Animal Care and Use Program

a.       Semi-Annual Program Review