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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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eRAM IACUC

A Glimpse Into the Future: New IACUC Protocol Application Form

We are excited to announce that the Animal Care & Use Office (ACUO) will begin implementing a new Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) protocol application and submission form – commonly referred to as β€œV2” – in eRAM early next year. The ACUO has spent the past two years diligently evaluating and fine-tuning the ...
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AAALAC Forms IACUC

AAALAC 2023 Preparations Start Here: Updated Self-Guided Evaluation Form

The University of Michigan’s next re-accreditation visit by AAALAC, International (AAALAC) will take place in Summer (i.e., June β€“ July 2023). As we work toward the collective goal of full continued accreditation – demonstrating that U-M values and upholds the highest animal welfare standards in the conduct of responsible research – we ask that all members of the ...
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Drugs Facilities Guidelines Husbandry IACUC Policies Safety

Lessons Learned from Fall 2022 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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Controlled Substances Drugs Guidelines IACUC Policies

Important Expectations & Updates: Use of Expired Drugs and Medical Materials in Animals

Earlier this fall, we shared several important updates that will impact our research operations moving forward, including preparations for the U-M’s next re-accreditation visit by AAALAC, International in Summer 2023. Today, we are providing additional information on two of these updates – the revised Policy on the Use, Storage, and Expiration of Substances, Agents, and ...
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Guidelines IACUC ULAM

Updated Guidelines for Humane Rodent Euthanasia

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) has recently approved several important changes to the guidelines for humane rodent euthanasia. These changes are summarized below and available in the revised Guidelines for Rodent Euthanasia Procedures for Investigative Personnel document available on the Animal Care A-Z website. All personnel who perform rodent euthanasia, especially in ...
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Drugs Facilities Guidelines Husbandry IACUC Policies Safety

Lessons Learned from Winter 2022 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 2022 semi-annual facility inspections

Facilities IACUC

IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections Begin Tuesday, August 2

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) will begin its next round of semi-annual facility inspections on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Inspections will run through mid-September and include any animal rooms, surgical suite support spaces, and areas where procedures are conducted with animals. Fall 2022 Facility Inspection Schedule View the complete Fall 2022 Institutional ...
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eRAM Federal Regulations & Standards IACUC

Annual Reviews Eliminated for USDA Studies

February 9, 2022 Update: Individuals with protocols involving a USDA-regulated species that are funded by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) should contact the Quality Assurance (QA) Team in the Animal Care & Use Office for additional guidance on how the federal Animal Care & Use Review Office (ACURO), the administrative oversight body for ...
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Facilities IACUC

IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections Begin Tuesday, February 1

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) will begin its next round of semi-annual facility inspections on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Inspections will run through mid-March and include any animal rooms, surgical suite support spaces, and areas where procedures are conducted with animals. Winter 2022 Facility Inspection Schedule View the complete Winter 2022 Institutional Animal ...

IACUC Policies

Tools to Learn More About Noncompliance Reporting and Escalation Processes

The Policy on Investigating Noncompliance and Animal Welfare Concerns, which describes the process that the U-M Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) follows when investigating reports and allegations of noncompliance or welfare concerns relating to the care and/or use of vertebrate animals and/or cephalopods, recently underwent a full review. The policy has been updated ...
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AAALAC Forms IACUC

IACUC Develops New Self-Guided Evaluation of Animal Activities & Protocol Content Form

To help mitigate the risk of protocol non-compliance and, more importantly, demonstrate our individual and collective commitment(s) to sustained programmatic excellence, the Animal Care & Use Program has created a new Self-Guided Evaluation of Animal Activities & Protocol Content Form (available via PDF download).  Developed by the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC), this assessment ...
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