IACUC Facility Inspections

 

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Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

IACUC Facility Inspections

Spring 2022

The IACUC will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks – The schedule is posted on our website (secure login required).

Spring 2022 facility inspections will be in-person.

During inspections, the IACUC site visit team may request information and records related to your IACUC-approved protocol and use of animals. In preparation, please:

  • Ensure that your laboratory and vivarium housing areas are clean, orderly and in satisfactory condition.

  • Arrange to have personnel available in your laboratory during the inspection period in case there are questions regarding the procedures performed on live animals in your laboratory and/or vivarium.

The site visit team may also ask about the following:

  1. Storage and use of drugs and medical materials, including Controlled Substances.

  2. Training records for all members of the laboratory staff, and enrollment in the Laboratory Animal Occupational Health Program.

  3. Use of aseptic technique for survival surgeries, including proper sterilization of instruments.

  4. If your lab has any old key cards to be returned.

For questions about inspections, contact the IACUC Administrative Office.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.