Working with the IACUC is intended for laboratory research personnel who will write animal-use protocols for review by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) member or who will handle animals under such protocols. It provides basic information regarding the U.S. regulations for protection of animal subjects used in research, teaching, and testing. It also describes the sources and applicability of regulations governing animals in these uses.
In addition, it discusses the role, authority, and composition of the IACUC, the types of IACUC review, and the items of information required for the review. It discusses animal surgery, blood sample collection, antibody production, and euthanasia.
General discussions are also provided for requirements for personnel training and experience, and occupational health and safety. It provides recommendations for housing rodents, exercising dogs, enriching the environment of primates, and using human patient care areas for animal procedures. Finally, there is a discussion of the requirements for making changes in a project involving animals and the procedures for reporting inappropriate use of animals.
Language Availability: English
Suggested Audiences: Animal Workers and Staff, IACUC Members, Investigators, Research Assistants, Students
Organizational Subscription Price: Included in Animal Care and Use (ACU) series for $675 per year/per site for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person