Animal Research Advisory Committee (ARAC) Guidelines

A. Administrative:

  1. Preparing USDA Annual Reports and Assigning USDA Reporting Columns, 09/23/2020
  2. Animal Medical Record Keeping and Transfer of Records Between NIH Intramural Animal Facilities, 12/09/2020
  3. Collecting and Releasing Animal Images and Audio Recordings, 12/19/2019
  4. Post-Study Research Animal Disposition, 04/27/2022 NEW

B. Animal Care and Use Procedures:

  1. NIH Animal Transportation Guidelines
    1. Rodent Transportation, 06/26/2019
    2. Non-Rodent Transportation, 04/27/2022 REVISED
  2. Blood Collection in Mice and Rats, 10/23/2019
  3. Tissue Collection for Genotyping Mice and Rats , 01/26/2022 REVISED
  4. Euthanasia of Rodent Fetuses and Neonates, 09/23/2020 ARCHIVED
  5. Euthanasia of Rodents Using Carbon Dioxide, 12/09/2020
  6. Survival Rodent Surgery, 12/19/2019
  7. Diet Control in Laboratory Animals, 10/23/2019
  8. Use of Adjuvants in Research, 04/27/2022 REVISED
  9. Toe Clipping of Rodents, 03/23/2022 REVISED
  10. Ascites Production in Mice, 01/23/2019 ARCHIVED
  11. Xenopus laevis Egg and Oocyte Harvesting, 03/23/2022 REVISED
  12. Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals: Responsibilities, Recognition, and Intervention, 12/09/2020
  13. Endpoints in Animal Study Proposals, 04/27/2022 REVISED
  14. Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds in Laboratory Animals, 04/28/2021
  15. Expired Medical Products, 01/26/2022 REVISED
  16. Preservative-free Pharmaceuticals & Parenteral Fluids in Laboratory Animals, 04/28/2021
  17. Zebrafish in the NIH Intramural Research Program, 02/26/2020
  18. Mouse Breeding Groups, 03/23/2022 REVISED
  19. Investigator-Managed, Small-Scale Zebrafish Facilities, 06/24/2020

C. Animal Care and Use Committee:

  1. Classifying Deficiencies Identified During Semiannual Evaluations, 03/23/2022 REVISED
  2. Responding to Animal Care & Use Complaints from Outside NIH, 02/26/2020
    1. DDIR Policy Memo: Communicating Animal Care and Use Concerns within the NIH Intramural Research Program, 02/28/2019
  3. Changes to Animal Study Proposals, 06/24/2020
  4. Collaborative Animal Studies, 12/19/2019
  5. Shared and Central Facilities, 10/23/2019
  6. Review and Approval of Animal Study Proposals and Significant Changes, 06/24/2020
  7. Satellite Facilities, Study Areas, Laboratories, and other Animal Activity Areas, 12/09/2020
  8. Animal Care and Use Committee Membership, 04/27/2022 REVISED
  9. Completing the NIH Intramural Animal Study Proposal Form, 09/22/2021

D. Facility Management:

  1. Co-Housing Multiple Species of Laboratory Animals, 10/23/2019
  2. Personnel Protection in Animal Facilities, 09/25/2019
  3. Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Nonhuman Primates, 02/26/2020
  4. General Species Environmental Enrichment, 12/19/2019
    1. Appendix 1: Environmental Enrichment of Rodents, 12/19/2019
    2. Appendix 2: Environmental Enrichment (Behavioral Management) of Nonhuman Primates, 12/09/2020
  5. Social Housing of Social Species, 12/01/2021

Please note: The guidelines, policies, and resource documents featured on this page are intended for the NIH Intramural Research Program and are not to be considered guidance from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) or any other oversight entity.

This page was last updated on Monday, May 2, 2022