Policies

Welcome to the newly-reorganized Policies and Procedures page!  We hope that the format will facilitate your finding and using these documents. You will first notice that we have removed the numbering system. Rather, we have decided to organize the policies in accordance with the pertinent sections of the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals," our primary reference.

Contents

  1. Animal Care and Use Program
    1. Collaborations
    2. Occupational Health and Safety of Personnel
    3. Investigating and Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns
    4. Program Oversight, The Role of the IACUC, Protocol Review
    5. Special Considerations for IACUC Review
    6. Post-approval Monitoring
  2. Environment, Housing, and Management
    1. Behavioral and Social Management
    2. Population Management
    3. Aquatic Animals
  3. Veterinary Care
    1. Animal Procurement and Transportation
    2. Preventive Medicine, Animal Biosecurity
    3. Quarantine and Stabilization
    4. Clinical Care and Management, Recordkeeping
    5. Surgery
    6. Pain and Distress
    7. Anesthesia and Analgesia
    8. Euthanasia
  4. Physical Plant
    1. General Considerations, Location
    2. Security and Access Control


 

Animal Care and Use Program

Collaborations

Research Involving Collaborating Institutions


Personnel Management, Training and Education

Required Training REVISED: January 17, 2019

 

Occupational Health and Safety of Personnel

Individual Risk Assessment and Medical Surveillance

Hazardous Agent Review and Approval

 

Investigating and Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

Reporting and Investigating Animal Welfare Concerns

 

Program Oversight, The Role of the IACUC, Protocol Review

Proposal Review and Approval REVISED: January 17, 2019

Modification of an Approved Proposal REVISED: January 17, 2019

Proposal Expiration

Use of Tissue and Tissue Sharing

Oversight of Core Animal Laboratories 

The Use of Chicken/Avian Embryo

 

Special Considerations for IACUC Review

Tissue Harvesting for Rodent Genotyping

Use of Pharmaceutical-Grade Medications and Outdated Drug Supplies

Humane Endpoints

Use of Freund's Complete Adjuvant

Prolonged Physical Restraint

Research Studies Utilizing Privately Owned Animals

Unexpected Findings and Adverse Events

 

Post-approval Monitoring

Semi-Annual Program Review

 

Environment, Housing, and Management

Behavioral and Social Management

Social Housing of Animals


Population Management

Rodent Breeding Colonies

Rodent Identification


Aquatic Animals

PI Maintained Non-Mammalian Housing

 

Veterinary Care

Animal Procurement and Transportation

Animal Acquisition and Transfer

Transporting Animals to Research Laboratories

 

Preventive Medicine, Animal Biosecurity

Testing of Cell Lines and Other Biological Materials for Rodent Pathogens

 

Quarantine and Stabilization

Acclimation Periods for Newly Received Animals

 

Clinical Care and Management, Recordkeeping

Individual Animal Records

 

Surgery

Performing Rodent Survival Surgery

 

Pain and Distress

Pain and Distress Class Categorization NEW: January 17, 2019


Anesthesia and Analgesia

Use of Postoperative Analgesia

Preparation, Storage, and Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin)

 

Euthanasia

Euthanasia of Research Animals NEW: January 17, 2019


Physical Plant

General Considerations, Location

Laboratory and Satellite Rodent Housing REVISED: January 17, 2019

 

Security and Access Control

Animal Security in Investigator Laboratories