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Animal Research Advisory Committee Guidelines

A. Administrative:

  1. Preparing USDA Annual Reports and Assigning USDA Pain & Distress Categories, 09/27/17
  2. Animal Medical Record Keeping and Transfer of Records Between NIH Intramural Animal Facilities, 06/26/2019
  3. Collecting and Releasing Animal Images and Audio Recordings, 12-19-19 NEw

B. Animal Care and Use Procedures:

  1. NIH Animal Transportation Guidelines
    1. Rodent Transportation, 06/26/2019
    2. Non-Rodent Transportation, 04/24/19
  2. Blood Collection in Mice and Rats, 10/23/19 
  3. Tissue Collection for Genotyping Mice and Rats , 02/28/18
  4. Euthanasia of Rodent Fetuses and Neonates, 06/22/16
  5. Euthanasia of Rodents Using Carbon Dioxide, 10/23/19 
  6. Survival Rodent Surgery, 12/19/19 
  7. Diet Control in Laboratory Animals, 10/23/19 
  8. Use of Adjuvants in Research, 04/24/19
  9. Toe Clipping of Rodents, 02/27/19
  10. Ascites Production in Mice, 01/23/19 ARCHIVED
  11. Xenopus laevis Egg and Oocyte Harvesting, 02/27/19
  12. Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals: Responsibilities, Recognition and Alleviation, 01/23/19
  13. Endpoints in Animal Study Proposals, 04/24/19
  14. Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds in Laboratory Animals, 04/27/16
  15. Expired Medical Products, 9/26/2018
  16. Preservative-free Pharmaceuticals & Parenteral Fluids in Laboratory Animals, 04/27/16
  17. Zebrafish in the NIH Intramural Research Program, 06/22/16
  18. Mouse Breeding Groups, 02/27/19
  19. Investigator-Managed, Small-Scale Zebrafish Facilities, 06/24/2020 NEW

C. Animal Care and Use Committee:

  1. Classifying Deficiencies Identified During Semiannual Reviews, 01/23/19
  2. Responding to Animal Care & Use Complaints from Outside NIH, 01/25/17
    1. DDIR Policy Memo: Communicating Animal Care and Use Concerns within the NIH Intramural Research Program, 02/28/19 
  3. Changes to Animal Study Proposals, 06/24/2020 REVISED
  4. Collaborative Animal Studies, 12/19/19 
  5. Shared and Central Facilities, 10/23/19 
  6. Review and Approval of Animal Study Proposals and Significant Changes, 06/24/2020 REVISED
  7. Satellite Facilities, Study Areas, Laboratories and other Animal Activity Areas, 10/14/15
  8. ACUC Membership, 06/26/19
  9. Completing the NIH Intramural Animal Study Proposal Form, 03/22/17

D. Facility Management:

  1. Co-Housing Multiple Species of Laboratory Animals, 10/23/19 
  2. Personnel Protection in Animal Facilities, 09/25/19 
  3. Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Nonhuman Primates, 03/22/17
  4. General Species Environmental Enrichment, 12/19/19
    1. Appendix 1: Environmental Enrichment of Rodents, 12/19/19 
    2. Appendix 2: Environmental Enrichment (Behavioral Management) of Nonhuman Primates, 12/19/19 
  5. Social Housing of Rodents and Aquatic Species, 5/23/2018