Guidance on Videorecording and Photography of Live Animal Procedures

Guidance on Videorecording and Photography of Live Animal Procedures Background Capturing images of animals using videography, photography and other means (“recordings”) are useful tools in laboratory science and associated teaching endeavors. This includes, but not limited to: Videorecording of behavioral experiments of live animals for later review and data-analysis. Demonstration videos for use in online…

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Conducting Research with Animals

Conducting Research with Animals Obtaining Animal Tissues or Products (UCInetID login required) Working with Live Vertebrate Animals Do you need IACUC review? See Guidance for Determination of IACUC Review

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Do You Need IACUC Review?

Do You Need IACUC Review? Federal animal welfare regulations, U.S. Public Health Service Policy, and UCI Policy require that all activities involving the use of live vertebrate animals in research, research training, teaching, experimentation, biological testing or related purposes be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The scope of university…

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Obtaining Animal Tissues or Products

Obtaining Animal Tissues or Products for UCI Research/Teaching Activities There are three options for researchers to obtain animal tissues and products (blood, plasma, serum, cells, platelets, etc.) for their research/teaching activities: Sharing between labs, Purchasing from reputable vendors, or Submitting an IACUC protocol to be reviewed and approved for “sac-and-harvest”. Sharing of animal tissues between…

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Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns The IACUC relies on the observations of individuals to ensure the well-being of all research animals. All research personnel as well as animal husbandry staff are encouraged to contact the IACUC Administrative Office if they: See animals that appear to be in pain/distress; Witness or are involved in an incident that may impact…

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Protocol Submission

Protocols Submission Guidance, tips, and instructions for preparing and submitting your IACUC protocols and modifications in RMS. Login to the RMS System RMS User Guide In depth guide to the UCI Research Management System (RMS) Explore the Guide Applications & Forms Documents and electronic systems used in animal protocol and related processes. Learn More Protocol…

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IACUC Full Committee Meeting Results

Meeting results are available in RMS, after the convened meeting has adjourned – Check your protocol status by: Go to your protocol and look for the Notepad icon at the File level – This will be next to the Folder icon, like this Hover your cursor over the Notepad icon – A small window will display…

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Starting a Submission

RMS User Guide – Starting a Submission Creating a New Animal Use Protocol (AUP) General Information Tab Species Tab Rationale & Alternatives Tab Experimental Design Tab Animal Numbers Tab Procedures Tab IACUC Standardized Procedures Drugs & Agents Tab Animal Locations & Husbandry Tab Hazards & Safety Tab Other Information Tab Personnel Tab Training Requirements Tab…

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Finding the Number of Animals Used

Finding the Number of Animals Used Animals purchased through ULAR are automatically deducted from your approved allocation. To view how many animals were purchased under a protocol, follow steps below: Annual Review (animal numbers by specific period) = Purchased Animal Numbers Report Total Animal Numbers to date (when you view) = Protocol File Details Annual Review -…

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