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Policy on the Use of Privately Owned Animals for Teaching, Research or Testing

Policy on the Use of Privately Owned Animals for Teaching, Research or Testing

 

If research, teaching, or testing activities performed by OSU faculty and/or on OSU property involve the use of privately owned animals, then the responsible Principal Investigator (PI) must submit a client consent form with the appropriate Animal Care and Use Proposal (ACUP) for IACUC review.  ACUPs that involve the use of privately owned animals cannot be approved without review and approval of the consent form.

 

In addition, several health and welfare conditions must be addressed in the ACUP and/or client consent form as appropriate:

  • Injured or ill animals must receive timely, appropriate, and documented treatment/care. Arrangements for providing care should be listed and detailed in the ACUP and client consent form.

 

  • Animals must have documentation of a preventive health program, as evidenced by current vaccination and/or testing records as appropriate.

 

  • Adequate food and housing for the animals must be available if in residence and at a minimum, must conform to current IACUC requirements.

 

  • Animals must be appropriately restrained to minimize potential injuries to themselves, personnel, students, and/or other animals.

 

  • Costs incurred and responsibility for payment for participation or as a result of adverse events must be clearly described in the ACUP and client consent form.

 

  • Approval is required from the appropriate department after which the ACUP can be submitted for IACUC review.

March 2012 

Contact Info

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

iacuc@oregonstate.edu
541-737-2762
Fax 541-737-9041

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