IACUC Policies and Guidelines
As a research and teaching institution, Colorado State University is obligated to meet federal standards regarding their animal care policies and practices. These include oversight from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA).
All personnel using animals for research, testing or teaching are required to comply with applicable federal regulations. CSU IACUC considers the federally-mandated policies provide minimum requirements for ethical care and use of animal subjects, and believes that the ethical values of CSU may require a higher standard of care. Therefore, CSU IACUC has developed a number of Policies and Guidelines that communicate these enhanced expectations regarding animal care and use.
- Policies – practices to which faculty and staff must adhere in their use of animals for research, testing and teaching at CSU.
- Guidelines, Plans, Directions, etc. – best practices which should be adhered to in the care and use of animals.
If any member of the campus community has questions or concerns about these policies or guidelines, or animal care in general, please contact us. All concerns are kept confidential, and are protected by Whistleblower statutes.
- Policy on Ascites Production
- Policy on Compounding Pharmaceuticals
- Policy on Expiration Dates of Pharmaceuticals in Research Animals
- Policy on Food and/or Fluid Regulation
- Policy on the Maintenance of Anesthetic Vaporizers
- Policy on Multiple Surgical Procedures
- Policy on Social Management of Animals
- Policy on “Tail Biopsy”
- Policy on the Use of Expired Materials in Research/Testing/Teaching Animals
- Policy on the Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Substances
- Animal Transportation Policy
- Observation of Animals in Progressive Disease Studies
IACUC GUIDELINES, SOPS, ETC.
- Protocol Review Process
- Performance of Repeat Procedures
- Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM) Guidance
- Guidelines on Pain Categories
- Guidelines for Rodent Survival Surgery
- Guideline on Environmental Enrichment
- Guidelines for Euthanasia of Rodents Based on Humane Criteria
- Guidelines on the Acquisition of Livestock Used for Biomedical Research, Testing or Teaching
- Directions for CO2 Euthanasia of Rodents
- Plan to Provide Exercise for Dogs
- CSU IACUC Training Plan
- Institutional Statement on Research at CSU
- Position Statement in Support of Researchers Utilizing Animal Models