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Animal Subjects Protections: Polices and Guidelines

URI has developed policies and procedures in order to comply with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide), the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) and the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations (AWRs).

URI IACUC Policies/Procedures

Accepting IACUC Reviews from Other Institutions Policy

Acutely Hazardous Chemical Use in Animals Policy (11/7/16)

Animal Reuse Policy (8/30/16) 

Animal Transport Policy

Arthritis Studies Policy

Blood Collection Policy

Dermatitis Policy

Enrichment Policy

Euthanasia of Research Animals Policy (8/30/16)

Food and Water Regulation for Laboratory Animals Policy

Guidance for Event Reporting (9/1/16)

Mouse Breeding and Cage Density Policy (7/12/2017

Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Substances (12/6/2016)

Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Post Approval Monitoring Policy

Protocols Involving Hazardous Chemicals

Social Housing Policy (8/30/16)

Swine Castration Policy

Tail Docking Policy

Tumor Production Policy (7/30/16)

Two Rodent Species in One Room Policy

Use of Agricultural Species Policy

Visiting Animals Policy

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

CO2 Euthanasia SOP

Guidelines and federal regulations governing animal research are available at the external links presented below. The URI IACUC Policies are written to ensure compliance with all applicable federal regulations and granting agency requirements.

Other Information

Frequently Asked Questions (e.g., who can be a PI, who do I contact for advice)

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