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 Revised Oct 20, 2022

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 July 21, 2022

f.        Individual Animal Records Revised January 21, 2021

g.       Adoption of Research Animals NEW October 10, 2019

h.       Housing of Mice and Rats Revised July 16, 2020  [Other helpful documents: CMRU 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 Revised October 15, 2020

IV. IACUC Proposal

a.       Proposal Review and Approval  Revised October 20, 2022

b.       Modification of an Approved Proposal  Revised July 21, 2022

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 Revised November 19, 2020

i.        Field Investigations  NEW August 20, 2020

V. Laboratory Housing and Transportation

a.       Laboratory and Satellite Rodent Housing  Revised July 21, 2022

b.       PI Maintained Non-Mammalian Housing  Revised July 21, 2022

c.       Transportation of Research Animals Revised February 16, 2023

d.       Animal Security in Investigator Laboratories  Revised May 19, 2022

e.       Microbiological Monitoring of PI Maintained Animal Rooms Support Areas and EquipmenNew July 1, 2022

VI. Procedures

a.       Pain and Distress Class Categorization Revised July 21, 2022

b.       Rodent Breeding Colonies RevisedMay 1, 2023  [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  November 17, 2022

g.       Rodent AnesthesiaRevised May 19, 2022

h.       Food and Fluid Regulation Revised July 21, 2022

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 Revised April 4, 2023

b.       Use of Adjuvants in Rodents and Rabbits Revised November 17, 2022

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

f.        Use and Labeling of Drug Compounds, Dilutions, and Chronic-Use Fluids  Revised June 15, 2023

IX. Animal Care and Use Program

a.       Semi-Annual Program Review  Revised March 16, 2023