SMPH Policy Number: 8
Policy Title: Housing of Medical School Animals in non-AAALAC International Accredited Facilities
All animals assigned to Medical School funded animal use protocols shall be housed in AAALAC International accredited facilities.
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.
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.)
Animal Care is responsible for operating and maintaining all Medical School animal facilities in accordance with AAALAC standards.
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