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eRAM Facilities IACUC

Animal Transfers: Everything You Need to Know

The transfer of animals is the process of moving animals from one IACUC approved protocol to another IACUC approved protocol. To initiate the transfer process, an Animal Use Form (i.e., transfer form) must be completed. In some instances, the transfer process also includes physically transporting animals between housing locations. While animal transfers may contribute to a reduction ...
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Federal Regulations & Standards IACUC

Birds Now Covered by the AWA / AWR: What Researchers Can Expect

On August 21, 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) amended the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations (AWA / AWR) to include the oversight of birds. Consequently, some researchers performing animal research or teaching activities involving birds may be required to adhere to additional regulatory requirements. Determining What is Now Covered by ...
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Facilities IACUC

IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections Begin Tuesday, February 6

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) will begin its next round of semi-annual facility inspections on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Inspections will run through March and include any animal rooms, surgical suite support spaces, and areas where procedures are conducted with animals. Winter 2024 Facility Inspection Schedule View the complete Winter 2024 Institutional ...
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Facilities Guidelines Husbandry IACUC Policies Safety

Lessons Learned from Fall 2023 Semi-Annual Facility Inspections

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) completed its latest round of semi-annual facility inspections in mid-September. These inspections are one of the most important tools we have for routinely assessing programmatic strengths and identifying areas for individual and collective improvement(s) in service to the animals entrusted to our care. Through this lens of ...
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eRAM IACUC QA

New Animal Use Protocol Template Launches in eRAM on November 20

In December 2022, we announced that a new Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) protocol application and submission form โ€“ commonly referred to as โ€œV2โ€ โ€“ was being piloted in eRAM. After completing the successful pilot phase in which 60+ protocols were created and approved by the IACUC using the V2 format, we are ...
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eRAM IACUC

New IACUC Protocol Application Form โ€“ What Comes Next?

In December 2022, we announced that a new Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) protocol application and submission form โ€“ commonly referred to as โ€œV2โ€ โ€“ was being piloted in eRAM. To date, 60+ protocols have been created and approved by the IACUC using the new V2 format. What to Expect Currently, the V2 ...
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Controlled Substances Drugs Guidelines IACUC Policies

Revised Policies, Guidelines Clarify Expectations for the Use of Expired Drugs and Medical Materials in Animals

We know that you rely on us โ€“ your Animal Care & Use Program partners โ€“ to provide the tools and resources necessary for safeguarding animal welfare while conducting sound scientific research. While it is clear that the administration and/or use of expired drugs and other substances can endanger animal health and compromise the validity ...
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Facilities IACUC

IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections Begin Tuesday, August 1

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) will begin its next round of semi-annual facility inspections on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Inspections will run through September and include any animal rooms, surgical suite support spaces, and areas where procedures are conducted with animals. Fall 2023 Facility Inspection Schedule View the complete Fall 2023 Institutional ...

IACUC Policies

Review Processes for Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

Ensuring animal welfare and maintaining programmatic compliance is a shared responsibility, and the university depends on everyone to do their part. As the new academic year rapidly approaches and we welcome new faculty, students, and staff to campus, we ask that all individuals whose work involves animals review โ€“ and be familiar with โ€“ the ...
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Facilities Guidelines Husbandry IACUC Policies Safety

Lessons Learned from Winter 2023 Semi-Annual Facility Inspections

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) completed its latest round of semi-annual facility inspections in mid-March. These inspections are one of the most important tools we have for routinely assessing programmatic strengths and identifying areas for individual and collective improvement(s) in service to the animals entrusted to our care. Through this lens of ...
Multi-colored graph showing common deficiency areas identified during Winter 2023 semi-annual IACUC facility inspections

Controlled Substances Drugs Guidelines IACUC Policies

New Resources to Promote Responsible Use of Drugs and Other Medical Materials

The appropriate use of drugs and other medical materials โ€“ fluids, vehicles, biologics, and drugs โ€“ is critical for protecting animal welfare, ensuring the validity of your results, and avoiding incidents of non-compliance. Given the seriousness of these concerns, recent updates to several programmatic documents, and an analysis of areas identified for continued refinement through ...
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Facilities IACUC

IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections Begin Tuesday, February 7

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) will begin its next round of semi-annual facility inspections on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Inspections will run through March and include any animal rooms, surgical suite support spaces, and areas where procedures are conducted with animals. Winter 2023 Facility Inspection Schedule View the complete Winter 2023 Institutional ...
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