To help simplify the semi-annual inspection process, the IACUC recently announced a standardized inspection schedule. Moving forward, the IACUC will conduct all semi-annual inspections in the Spring and Fall (i.e., March and September).
As part of these efforts, inspection schedules and reminders are now sent to PI/Study Team members based on the buildings/rooms they are assigned to as outlined on animal use protocol(s) in eRAM. Inspection notices and reminders are automatically sent by eRAM at 6-week, 2-week, and 4-day intervals leading up to the assigned inspection date.
When reviewing the inspection schedule, please note that inspection time frames are approximate and will start in SPF and housing areas. This will be altered if there are contaminations. The following also applies:
- For ULAM housing locations, only ULAM husbandry supervisors and IACUC inspectors will inspect
- For approved housing outside the vivarium, the facility manager or PI are required to be present with IACUC inspectors
- For laboratory areas where live vertebrate animals are used, having a lab representative present for the inspection is highly recommended
- During facility inspections, inspectors must be provided access to locked cabinets, drawers, and storage areas that potentially store drugs and medical materials.
If you have any questions or concerns about these inspections, please contact the Animal Care & Use Office at email@example.com or (734) 763-8028.