Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Policy Development

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) adheres to all applicable federal, state, local and institutional laws, standards, and guidelines designed to ensure humane use of animals in research, testing, and teaching. Such laws, standards, and guidelines include but are not limited to: The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, The Animal Welfare Act, PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and Learning Tool for PHS Policy - online tutorial developed by OLAW on Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy).

 

Because, many of the standards and guidelines are broad in scope, there is leeway to refine and adapt them for implementation for each program. Einstein’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) develops policies on animal research that implement the guidelines specifically for programmatic needs at this institution.  Also, below please see Einstein policies/guidelines regarding animal research.

POLICIES RELATED TO ANIMAL RESEARCH  

 

Policy Number 
Policy 

001  

Use of Wire-Bottomed (Suspended) Cages for Rodents Policy 

002 

Avoiding Unnecessary Pain or Distress in Animals Policy 

003 

Bedding Changes for Rodents in the Immediate Post-Partum Period Policy 

004 

Overcrowded Cages Policy 

005 

Use of Hazardous Agents in Experimental Animals Policy 

006 

Cervical Dislocation as a Method of Euthanasia Policy 

007    

Intraperitoneal Drug Administration in Laboratory Animals Policy 

008 

Requirements for Performance of Survival Surgery in Rodents Policy 

009 

Euthanasia Policy 

010    

Exercise for Dogs Policy 

011 

Timetable for IACUC and PI Responses to Submissions Policy 

012 

Ordering, Storage, and Use of Controlled Substances in Experimental Animals Policy 

013 

Access to Animal Housing Facilities Policy 

014 

Euthanasia of Moribund Animals Policy 

015 

Housing Experimental Animals in the Laboratory for More than 12 Hours Policy 

016 

Care of Animals with Experimental Tumors Policy 

017 

Provision of Special or Treated Feed or Water to Experimental Animals Policy 

018 

Training Requirements for Animal Users at Einstein Policy 

019 

Alleviation of Pain and Distress in Animals Policy 

020 

Identification of Animals in Research, Euthanasia of Animals with Inadequate ID Policy 

021 

Environmental Enrichment of Rodents and Rabbits Policy 

022 

Use of Volatile Anesthetics for Animal Policy 

023 

Use of Sterile Materials for Implantation or Injection into Experimental Animals Policy 

024 

Status of Experimental Animals Remaining at Einstein Policy 

025 

Production of Transgenic Genetically Modified Mice Policy 

026 

Fertilized and Embryonated Avian Eggs Policy 

027 

Primate Enrichment Policy 

028 

Documents Needed for Animal Use Protocol in Which All Animal Work is Being Performed Outside Einstein Policy 

029 

Animal Studies Performed by Core Service Laboratories Policy 

030 

Recovery of Costs Associated with Satellite Rodent Housing Policy 

031 

Use of Core Services for Non-Einstein Animal Users Policy 

032 

Tail Clipping Mice and Rats for Genotyping Policy 

033 

Toe Clipping in Mice and Rats Policy 

Please also see: NIH Guidelines for Toe ClippingNIH Guidelines for Tail Biopsy 

034 

Special Monitoring Requirements Policy 

035 

Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds in Animal Research Policy 

036 

Provision of Special Husbandry and Exemptions from Standard Husbandry Policy 

037 

Approved Animal Numbers and Handling Animal Acquisition Requests Policy 

038 

IACUC & IAS Recommendations for the Use of Human- and Animal-Derived Biologicals Policy 

039 

Visiting Scientists Policy 

040 

Policy Regarding Documentation Required to Obtain Approval Letter for Experimentation Performed Outside of Einstein 

041 

Institutional Biosafety Committee Guidelines Applicable to Minors Working with Animals Policy 

042 

Grant/Proposal Application and IACUC Congruency Policy 

 

OTHER IACUC POLICIES/GUIDELINES RELATED TO ANIMAL RESEARCH AND GRANTS 

Stevens Amendment and Requirements for Disclosure of Federal Funding  

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