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IACUC Policies

IACUC policies are reviewed regularly and approved by the IACUC.

103 Investigation of Concerns Involving the Care and Use of Animals
110 Procurement of Animals
113 IACUC Oversight of Animal Activities
210 Use of Drugs and Compounds in Animal Studies
300 Satellite Animal Facilities
301 Surgical Training and Facilities
400 Animal Hazards Programs
600 Studies using Death or Moribundity as an Endpoint

IACUC Administrative Standard Operating Procedures

100 Policy Format and Numbering
101 Protocol and Amendment Review Process
102 IACUC Inspection Procedures
104 MOUs with External IACUCs
106 Protocol Closure/Transfer in the Absence of a Principal Investigator
107 Protocol Expiration with Animals on the Protocol
108 Protocol Amendment Process
109 IACUC Approval of Protocols or Amendments
115 Adverse Event or Unanticipated Outcome Reporting
116 Short Term Protocol Participants
117 IACUC Records Management
118 Procedures for Satellite Animal Facilities Covered under an MUA
123 Protocol, Amendment or Annual Reviewer Assignment New

IACUC Guidance Documents


208 Guidelines for Anesthesia and Analgesia Use in Laboratory Animals (University Animal Care password is required)


201 Euthanasia by Cervical Dislocation or Decapitation
202 Euthanasia of Mouse and Rat Fetuses and Neonates
214 Guidelines for Carbon Dioxide Euthanasia in Rodents
303 Guillotine Maintenance and Use | Guillotine Use and Maintenance Log

Protocols and Amendments

105 Alternative Literature Searches

Research Procedures

200 Food or Fluid Regulation or Restriction
203 Biopsy of Rodent Tails
209 Toe Clipping in Rodents
211 Preparation of Compounds for Use in Animals
212 Use of Expired Medical Materials
213 Guidelines for Assessing Pain
304 Rodent Surgery and Instrument Sterilization
305 Wire-Bottom Caging for Housing Rodents
601 Ascites Method of Monoclonal Antibody Production
602 Oocyte Harvesting in Xenopus laevis
604 Use of Freund's Complete Adjuvant
606 Retro-Orbital Bleeding
607 Isoflurane Vaporizer Certification Frequency
608 Guidelines for Compounding and Secondary Container Use for Injectable Drugs