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 February 15, 2024

b.       Animal Acquisition and Transfer  Revised July 20, 2023

c.       Acclimation Periods for Newly Received and Transferred Animals Revised January 18, 2024

d.       Social Housing of Animals  Revised  October 21, 2021

e.       Humane Endpoints  Revised July 21, 2022

f.        Individual Animal Records  Revised January 21, 2021

g.       Adoption of Research Animals  Revised April 21, 2022

h.       Housing of Mice and Rats  Revised April 20, 2023  [Other helpful documents: CMRU Caging Guide]

i.        Obtaining CMRU Facility Access  New May 16, 2024

 II. Reporting Concerns

 a.       Reporting and Investigating Animal Welfare ConcernsRevised April 18, 2024

 b.       Unexpected Findings and Adverse Events  Revised April 18, 2024

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 October 19, 2023

c.       Proposal Expiration  Revised August 20, 2020

d.       Use of Tissue and Tissue Sharing  Revised October 20, 2022

e.       Oversight of Core Animal Laboratories  Revised April 20, 2023

f.        The Use of Chicken/Avian Embryo  Revised April 21, 2022

g.       Research Studies Utilizing Privately Owned AnimalsRevised October 20, 2022

h.       Research Involving Collaborating Institutions  Revised October 20, 2022

i.        Field Investigations  NEW August 20, 2020

V. Laboratory Housing and Transportation

a.       Laboratory and Satellite Rodent Housing  Revised January 18, 2024

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

c.       Transportation of Research Animals  Revised January 18, 2024

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

e.      Microbiological Monitoring of PI Maintained Animal Rooms Support Areas and Equipment  Revised June 20, 2024

VI. Procedures

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

b.       Rodent Breeding Colonies  Revised May 1, 2023  [Other helpful documents: CMRU Caging Guide]

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

d.       Rodent Identification  Revised August 20, 2020

e.       Prolonged Physical Restraint  Revised October 21, 2021

f.        Euthanasia of Research Animals  Revised  November 17, 2022

g.       Rodent Anesthesia  Revised 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  Revised April 20, 2023

VIII. Use of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Agents

a.       Use of Pharmaceutical-Grade Medications and Outdated Drug Supplies  Revised March 21, 2024

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

c.       Preparation, Storage, and Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin)Revised April 20, 2023

d.       Hazardous Agent Review and ApprovalApproved 15 October 2020

e.       Testing of Cell Lines and Other Biological Materials for Rodent Pathogens  Revised April 21, 2022

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