As part of a shared commitment to excellence, our institution and our Animal Care & Use (ACU) Program are working to refine practices that reduce your regulatory and administrative burden while still achieving the highest animal welfare standards.
That is where we need your help.
The Animal Care & Use Faculty Advocacy Committee (ACU-FAC), appointed by S. Jack Hu, U-M’s Vice President for Research, has drafted a short survey to identify areas of regulatory and administrative burden within the ACU Program.
HELP US REDUCE YOUR REGULATORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN –
This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. After a few short introductory questions, you can elect to provide more detailed feedback on four distinct aspects of the ACU Program:
- The eResearch Animal Management (eRAM) system
- Protocol completion and review
- Semi-annual IACUC inspections
- Daily operations/laboratory animal care and management
If you would like to learn more about the Animal Care & Use Faculty Advocacy Committee
(ACU-FAC), or have additional suggestions or concerns regarding areas of increased regulatory burden, please visit the ACU-FAC website and reach out to Committee members and support staff for further discussion.
Your feedback is critical to helping us identify and, where possible, mitigate the regulatory burden associated with animal care and use research processes at the University of Michigan.
Thank you for your participation in this important initiative!