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IACUC Policies and SOP

Policy WHEN TO REFERENCE Date Updated
Adoption of Research Animals Policy After completion of a study when animals will be adopted out 4/6/2018
Adverse Events, Non-Compliance, and Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns Policy After an unexpected problem or noncompliance event during animal work 11/14/2018
Alternatives Search Policy When a study will use USDA species or DoD/ONR funding 7/20/2017
Animal Holding Policy When a protocol expires and there are animals in-house 8/11/2017
Aseptic Techniques Policy (Non-USDA Species) Prior to surgery of Non-USDA species 6/1/2018
Aseptic Techniques Policy (USDA Species) Prior to surgery of USDA-covered species 6/11/2020
Avian Embryo Use Policy When the study will use avian eggs 2/1/2021
Biologics Testing Policy Prior to use of any biologic material in animal work. Consult this policy before bringing ANY biologic materials into animal use areas. 8/5/2019
Blood Collection in Laboratory Animals When the study will require blood collection 1/21/2021
Cage Floorspace Recommendations for a Female Rat with a Litter During rat breeding 5/4/2018
CO2 as Euthanasia  When the study will require CO2 euthanasia 2/1/2021
Expired Drugs & Materials Policy When expired materials are found in the lab 9/28/2020
Food and Fluid Regulation in Nonhuman Primates When food or fluid will not be offered ad-lib to nonhuman primates 6/16/2020
Food and Fluid Regulation in Rodents When food or fluid will not offered ad-lib to rodents 7/1/2020
Member Conflict of Interest Policy Upon beginning service on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 5/4/2019
Mouse Housing Density and Overcrowding Policy During mouse breeding 1/10/2020
Physical Restraint Policy When laboratory animals must be physically restrained 3/6/2020
Pilot Studies Policy During the design of a study that includes a pilot project 6/24/2020
Principal Investigator Eligibility & Responsibilities Prior to protocol submission or upon change of PI 12/1/2020
Program to Promote the Psychological Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates During the study and husbandry of nonhuman primates 3/3/2017
Record Keeping Guidelines for USDA-Regulated Species During the study and husbandry of USDA-covered species 10/6/2017
Retirement of Non-Human Primates After completion of a study involving nonhuman primates. Consult this policy in the planning stages of any nonhuman primate study as there are serious funding implications. 5/31/2019
Rodent Genotyping ​Policy When a study includes rodent genotyping 6/1/2018
Rodent Identification Policy To determine proper identification procedures in rodents 3/6/2020
Rodent Surgery Policy Prior to rodent surgery 10/4/2019
Rodent Tumor Policy During the study and husbandry of rodents on tumor studies 8/26/2020
Satellite Animal Facility Policy When planning and establishing a Satellite Animal Facility 8/26/2020
Satellite Animal Facility SOP When running a Satellite Animal Facility 8/26/2020
Secondary Review Process for Department of Defense Funded Protocols (coming soon!) During a study funded by the DoD/ONR  
Social Housing Policy When designing an animal study and planning housing needs 3/16/2018
SOP, Policy and Guidance Development, Review, Revision and Implementation During SOP, Policy, or Guidance revision 12/1/2017
Training and Education Policy When adding new personnel to a protocol or submitting a protocol/renewal 7/1/2020
Tricaine-S, MS-222 Guidelines During anesthesia, restraint, or euthanasia of fish and amphibians 11/23/2020
Unanticipated Outcomes of Genetically Modified Animals During the study and husbandry of genetically modified laboratory animals 6/1/2018
Veterinary Verification and Consultation During amendment submission 1/10/2020
Visual Image or Sound Recordings of Laboratory Animals in the Animal Care When a study wil require pictures, video, or sound recording 6/16/2020
Facility, Research or Teaching Laboratories (coming soon!) coming soon  

Guidelines and Reference Documents

Guidance WHEN TO REFERENCE Date Approved
Brown Laboratory Animal Drug Formulary When planning drug use in laboratory animals 4/26/2021
Body Condition Scoring in Mice and Rats During husbandry of rodents to ensure good general health and welfare  
Guidance for IACUC Semiannual Inspections Prior to and during semiannual inspections of animal use areas 6/4/2020
Guidelines for Assigning Animals to Pain and Distress Categories During study design. Pain categories are required by the USDA and DoD/ONR for reporting purposes, but standard animal welfare expectations apply to all species 2/20/2021
Guidelines for Counting Animals and Animal Justification Numbers When determining the number of animals to request for a study 4/5/2019
Guidelines for Non-Survival (Terminal) and Survival Surgery in Rodents  Prior to rodent surgery 10/4/2019
Guidelines on Maintenance of Blades When a study will use decapitation as a euthanasia method if scientifically justified (for example, to preserve brain tissue) 6/25/2020
Guidelines Justification for the Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds When a study will use non-pharmaceutical grade substances 4/26/2021
Macaque Body Condition Score Worksheet During husbandry of macaques to ensure good general health and welfare 2/25/2021
Recommended Blood Collection Sites by Species During blood collection 3/2/2021



Form WHEN TO Use Date Updated
Adverse Event, Unanticipated Problem, Noncompliance Report Form After an unexpected problem or noncompliance event during animal work 3/17/2021
Animal Holding Request Form When a protocol expires but there are animals in-house 8/18/2017
Notice of Intent to Use Avian Embryos Prior to submitting a proposed research project that will use avian eggs 12/10/2020
Rodent Surgery and Post-Procedural Monitoring Form During and after rodent surgery 1/30/2018

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