University Of Michigan Policies

Protocol Review: Policies for determining scientific merit of protocols, post-approval monitoring, and for rectifying serious non-compliance issues.

Animal Use: Includes the UM animal use policy, position statement on animal research, the charge to the Committee, the policy for illness and humane endpoints, the policy for assigning humane use categories for animals that can escape a painful stimulus, the policy for management of fighting and fight wounds in mice, and the policy for shipping neonatal guinea pigs.

Animal Use Personnel Training: The mandatory training policy for all personnel who use animals in research, teaching, and testing.

Animal Exercise & Enrichment: IACUC statement on social housing and exercise and enrichment information by species.

Euthanasia: The policy for what methods of euthanasia are acceptable, conditionally acceptable, or unacceptable to use for various species.

Husbandry & Facilities: Includes policies relating to animal housing, husbandry, animal room monitoring, disaster planning, and daily healthchecks.

Federal Laws: Links to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulations, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC, Intl).

Town Hall Meeting: Presentation in March 2015 discussed surgery and tumor monitoring records, protocol-funding congruency, controlled substance monitoring program, and the upcoming AAALAC summer 2015 site visit.

Town Hall Meeting Presentation on April 18, 2012 dicsussed integrity in science, adverse consequences, updates with eRAM and the ULAM Training Core.

Town Hall Meeting Presentation on November 9, 2011 discussed the Furmite concerns on campus, the new Deputy Institutional Official of the Animal Care and Use program, new IACUC training requirements, the DPS See Something! Say Something! program, and what is upcoming with the eRAM program.

For additional research resources, please visit the MLibrary ULAM / IACUC page.