Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines for Laboratory Animal Research
- Animal Welfare Act and USDA Regulations
- USDA Animal Care Policy Manual
- U.S. Government Principles for Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training
- Health Research Extension Act of 1985, Animals in Research
- Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- UCLA's Assurance of Compliance with PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Assurance #A3196-01, expires 7/31/2022
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals
- Guide for the Care and Use Laboratory Animals (2011)
- Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (2003)
- Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals (Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, 2008)
- Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals (Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, 2009)
- Resource Book for the Design of Animal Exercise Protocols (The American Physiological Society, 2006)
- UCLA Policy 990: Use of Laboratory Animal Subjects in Research
- Chapter 24 - Laboratory Guidelines for Animal Care, authored by DLAM Executive Director and Campus Veterinarian Marcelo Couto
- UC Policy on the Use of Animals in Research and Teaching
- AAALAC Accreditation
Guidelines for Wildlife Research
Application Preparation and Submission
- How to Write an Application Involving Research Animals (NIH/NIAID). Developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in conjunction with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), this tutorial provides a step by step guide to the preparation of an application and covers such topics as considering alternatives, obtaining assurances and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval, Just-In-Time processes, NIH review of animal subjects applications, grant awards, IACUC monitoring of awards, and reporting requirements. Although designed specifically for NIAID applicants, the information is relevant to any investigator submitting an application to the NIH for an activity involving animals.
- Instructions for Completion and Peer Review of the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) in NIH Grant Applications and Cooperative Agreements (NIH/OLAW), March 2010. Clarifies the information that must be included in the VAS of grant applications and cooperative agreements that use live vertebrate animals in research. Explains how the VAS is evaluated as part of the NIH peer review process and is considered as part of the overall scoring.
- New Help for Writing Your Vertebrate Animal Section (NIH/OLAW).
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