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Animal Research Requirements Comparison Table As of October 11, 2001



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ANIMAL RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS COMPARISON TABLE As of October 11 2001 Requirement Regulatory Agency Animal Welfare Act USDA US Department of Agriculture USDA Legislative Authority Statute 7 USC 2131 2156 Regulations 9 CFR Animals Covered Any live or dead warm blooded animals used in research teaching testing experimentation except rats mice and birds used in research 9 CFR 1 1 Registration updated every 3 years signed by an official who has the legal authority to bind the University and submitted to the APHIS REAC Supervisor on agency forms Assurance Registration Institutional Official IO 9 CFR 2 30 An individual authorized to legally commit on behalf of the facility that regulatory requirements will be met 9 CFR 1 1 Animal Care Committee IACUC Appointed by Members Quorum Chair CEO Three 3 or more 1 Veterinarian 1 member not affiliated with the institution or related to a person affiliated with the institution representing general community interests in proper care and treatment of animals Where there are more than 3 not more than 3 shall be from the same administrative unit of the institution 7 USC 2143 b 9 CFR 2 31 A majority of the Committee members 7 USC 2132 m 9 CFR 1 1 A quorum is required for all formal actions including semi annual inspections 7 USC 2143 b 2 No statement policy Public Health Service Policy PHS DHHS National Institutes of Health NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare OLAW Statute Health Research Extension Act of 1985 PL 99 158 Law Policies PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Policy which includes the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals the Guide Any live vertebrate animal used or intended for use in research research training experimentation or biological testing or for related purposes Policy III A Assurance typed on institution s letterhead and signed by the IO Valid for a specified time no longer than 5 years The most recent semi annual report below must be submitted with the Assurance Policy IV A An



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