IACUC Federal Regulatory Information


  1. Federal Regulations and Guidelines
    1. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th edition, 2011
    2. Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
    3. USDA Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations
    4. USDA-APHIS Animal Care Policies
    5. Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching
    6. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th edition, 2011
    7. Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching, 3rd edition, 2010
    8. OLAW Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  2. Federal Regulatory Agency Resources
    1. Animal Welfare Act and Regulations
    2. USDA APHIS Animal Care Policy Manual
    3. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
    4. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 8th Edition, 2011
    5. Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
    6. Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
  3. Alternative Search Resources
    1. CSU Libraries LibGuide—IACUC Alternatives Search Help
    2. USDA Animal Welfare Information Center
    3. AltWeb (Alternatives Information on the Web, John’s Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing)
    4. ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (Journal published by John’s Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing)
    5. Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) – John’s Hopkins University
    6. NORINA (A Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives)
    7. 3R Guide (3R Guide is a new (2014) resource being developed by Norecopa in collaboration with the Animal Welfare Information Center in Beltsville, USA.)
    8. UC Davis Center for Animal Alternatives Information
    9. Alternative Search Educational Information
      1. Why Conduct Literature Searches for Alternatives (USDA Animal Welfare Information Center)
      2. A Workshop on Searching for Alternatives for Animal Care and Use Protocols (by Kristina Adams, USDA, AWIC)
  4. Training Opportunities in the Ethical Use of Animals and IACUC Regulations
    1. Essentials for Animal Research a Primer for Research Personnel (USDA-AWIC)
    2. Tutorial on PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
    3. AHWLA Tutorial – Recognising Post-Operative Pain in Animals
    4. AHWLA Tutorial – Basic Assessment Laboratory Animal Health and Welfare
    5. Regulatory Training
      1. PHS Policy on Humane Use of Laboratory Animals Tutorial
      2. What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals
  5. Statistical Justification Information
    1. Statistical Calculations: Number of Animals Needed (University of Iowa)
    2. Reducing Animal Numbers: Sequential Sampling (from the USDA Animal Welfare Information Center) AWIC Newsletter: Reducing Animal Numbers: Sequential Sampling
    3. StatPages.org (Statistical analysis information on the web)
    4. Animal Numbers for Research Use Calculator (Calculate number of animals needed in breeding protocols)
    5. Brief Tutorial on Sample Size and Statistical Power Calculations for Animal Experiments (By Phil Chapman, CSU Department of Statistics)
  6. Animal Use Guidelines from Various Professional Societies
    1. AVMA Guidelines for Euthanasia
    2. Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, 3rd ed. (Ag Guide)
    3. Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Field Research
    4. Guidelines for the Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field Research
    5. Recommendations for the Care of Amphibians and Reptiles in Academic Institutions
    6. Guidelines for the Capture, Handling and Care of Mammals (American Society of Mammalogists)
    7. Guidelines for the Use of Wild Birds in Research
    8. Antibodies Institute of Laboratory Animal Research National Research Council
  7. Professional Societies Related to Animal Care and Use
    1. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
    2. American College for Laboratory Animal Medicine
    3. American Federation of Animal Science Societies
    4. American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
    5. Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
  8. Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)
    1. FDA Regulations for GLPs for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies
    2. CSU Quality Program
    3. GxP Regulatory Information
  9. Occupational Health and Safety
    1. CSU Occupational Health and Safety Program (CSU Environmental Health Services)
    2. Laboratory Animal Resources Agent and Material Safety Information Manual
    3. Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals (National Research Council)
  10. Biosafety Information
    1. CSU Institutional Biosafety Committee Website
    2. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition (CDC)
    3. HHS & USDA Select Agents and Toxins List
  11. Publishing Animal Research: Guidance for the Description of Animal Research in Scientific Publications (ILAR/NAR)
  12. CSU IACUC Protocol Preparation Tips
    1. RICRO is happy to provide individualized training in using the online protocol system (eProtocol). Please contact an IACUC Coordinator.
  13. CSU IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections: Preparing for an IACUC Inspection

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