Research and Sponsored Projects Manual (RSP)

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Effective: 12/31/1985

Revised: 5/1/2011

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RSP 202: Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

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Purpose

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To assure that live vertebrate animals used in research, teaching, and biological testing are used and cared for in an ethical and humane manner and to comply with federally mandated rules and regulations and to maintain accreditation by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)

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Sources

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Animal Welfare Act (AWA), Public Law No. 89-544, 80 Statutes-at-Large 350 (codified as amended at 7 United States Code §§ 2131–2156 (1982)); amended by Public Law No. 99-198, 99 Statutes-at-Large 1645-1650 (codified as amended at 7 United States Code §§ 2132, 2143–2146, 2149, 2157 (Supp. III 1986))
National Research Council. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide) (as revised)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Interior, Public Law 93-205, Endangered Species Act of 1973
Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA)

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Applicability

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All faculty, principal investigators, and other personnel from within and external to ASU involved with the use and care of live vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and biological testing

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Policy

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ASU, its administration, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), faculty, research investigators, and principal investigators (PIs) are responsible to the public and to governmental agencies for animal care and use in all research, teaching, and testing activities. The ASU Department of Animal Care and Technologies (DACT) is responsible to public and government agencies for husbandry and veterinary care of animals used in research. All projects for animal care and use must meet federal laws as stated in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) policy on care and use of animals, Animal Welfare Act (as amended), including standards as required by the Guide and the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), as well as state and local laws and university policies.

For more information on care and use of laboratory animals, see the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Web site. You may also contact the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance or the IACUC chair by calling 480/965-6788.

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