IACUC Resources

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Mercer University has an Institutional Membership for this Association's website. Each individual interested in using the site will need to request a user name and password.

Website: https://www.aalas.org/

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) advances the humane care and responsible use of laboratory animals through certification of veterinary specialists, professional development, education, and research.

Website: https://www.aclam.org/

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants.

Website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/

AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals

The recommendations in the Guidelines are intended to guide Veterinarians who must then use professional judgment in applying them to various settings where animals are to be euthanized.

AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines (Adobe PDF)

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Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

An internationally accepted primary reference on animal care and use.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition (Adobe PDF)

Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

John Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is a small, nonprofit center. As part of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, is dedicated to improving health for both people and animals through the development and use of reduction, refinement, and replacement alternatives in research, testing, and education.

Website: http://caat.jhsph.edu/

OLAW (Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare)

Provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training.

Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare is composed of research professionals dedicated to balancing animal welfare and excellence in basic and applied scientific inquiry.

Website: http://www.scaw.com/USDA/APHIS

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USDA/APHIS Animal Welfare Annual Report

Under the Animal Welfare Act, Research facilities are required yearly to file APHIS Form 7023 and Annual Report of Research Facility.

Website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/efoia/index.shtml

Veterans Affairs (VA)

Veterans Affairs (VA) provides professional and administrative guidance and support to VA field animal care and use programs.

Website: http://www.research.va.gov/programs/animal_research/

NIH Office-Animal Research & Care (ARAC)-Animal Care Procedures

Survival Bleeding, Genotyping of Mice and Rats, Survival Rodent Surgery, Diet Control Facilities Management: Housing Multiple Species in Large Laboratory and Protective Clothing

Website: http://oacu.od.nih.gov/ARAC/index.htm

NIH - What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals

Provides an investigator with an overview of NIH expectations and requirements when conducting research.

What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals (Adobe PDF)

Standard Operating Procedures and Guidance

As an additional resource, the ORC has Animal Care and Use Standard Operating Procedures and other Guidance Documents available on the IACUC SOPs page.

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