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Tutorial: PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

This tutorial is for new animal care and use committee members, institutional administrators, investigators, animal care personnel, veterinarians, and others who are interested in learning about the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy).

Introduction

Health Research Extension Act of 1985
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Applicability of the PHS Policy

Documents Relevant to the PHS Policy

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
United States Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals
Animal Welfare Regulations
AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia

Terms and Concepts

Program of Animal Care and Use
Institutional Official
Animal Welfare Assurance
Enforced Self-Regulation

Program of Animal Care and Use

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IACUC Procedures
Veterinary Care
Personnel Qualifications and Training
Occupational Health and Safety
Animal Facilities and Husbandry
Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Responsibilities
Membership
Semiannual Program Reviews and Facility Inspections
Semiannual Report to the Institutional Official
Protocol Review
Postapproval Monitoring
Addressing Animal Welfare Concerns
Suspension of Animal Activities

Reporting and Record Keeping

Annual Reports to OLAW
Reporting Noncompliance, Guide Deviations, and Suspensions
Maintaining IACUC Records

Acronym Glossary and Additional Resources
List of acronyms used throughout this tutorial and links to additional resources.

Comments and suggestions about the tutorial are welcome and should be sent to olawdpe@mail.nih.gov

Note: Some of the links in these files are to documents that reside on servers outside the NIH. The NIH is not responsible for the accuracy or content of documents that do not reside on NIH servers.


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