SMPH Policy Number: 8 Policy Title: Housing of Medical School Animals in non-AAALAC International Accredited Facilities

Policy:

All animals assigned to Medical School funded animal use protocols shall be housed in AAALAC International accredited facilities.


IACUC Responsibilities:

The Medical School IACUC is responsible for general oversight of the Medical School's animal care and use programs in accordance with AAALAC International standards.


Investigator Responsibilities:

Medical School investigators are responsible for carrying out their protocols as approved by the Medical School IACUC to include housing all Medical School owned and/or funded animals assigned to their protocols in AAALAC International accredited facilities. (Note: This policy is not intended to prohibit or prevent Medical School investigators from collaborating with non-Medical School investigators on approved non-Medical School funded animal use protocols.)


Laboratory Animal Resource (LAR) Responsibilities:

Animal Care is responsible for operating and maintaining all Medical School animal facilities in accordance with AAALAC standards.

References:

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, ILAR/NRC, 2011

Animal Welfare Regulations (9 CFR, chapter I, subchapter A, Parts 1-4)

History:

Approved May 1, 2000
Effective June 1, 2000
Amended January 2001