Stony Brook University Office of Research Services
Stony Brook University operates under Assurance #A3011-01, approved by the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)


Office of Research Compliance
W5530 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3368

Phone: 631-632-9036


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Animal Use in Research

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is devoted to assuring the finest care and most humane use of our experimental animals. The IACUC works closely with our faculty, students and staff to ensure that meaningful scientific research is conducted that:
  1. avoids or minimizes discomfort, distress, and pain in experimental animals consistent with sound scientific practices
  2. uses the minimum number of animals necessary to obtain valid results, and
  3. considers non-animal models wherever possible


Applications are available for download in IRBNet. See Instructions.
You can see the mock application for reference. PDF, 22 pages, 473kb

Applications are due on the 1st of the month.

Step 1:
Download the appropriate application from IRBNet. The three applications are:

  • Full Application
  • Observation Application
  • Renewal Application
  • Minor Amendment Application

Instructions are in the Forms/Templates section in IRBNet (left hand navigation aftr you log on).

Step 2:
Make sure Occupational Health Status is complete for ALL staff with animal contact. Approval cannot be granted until all individuals listed have received clearance from Occupational Health. Any individual who is not registered in the Occupational Health System must get an invitation from their P.I. to register.

For questions regarding the Occupational Health System, please contact the Department of Preventive Medicine, 4-6250. The link for Occupational Health System is  

Step 3:
If you are requesting to house animals in your lab for greater than 12 hours, you will need to complete and submit the following forms (also available in IRBNet),



The following appendices provide essential information with regard to the use of animals:

Appendix I - USDA Policy #11: Painful Procedures
Appendix II - USDA Policy #12: Written Narrative for Alternatives to Painful Procedures
Appendix III: Standard Procedures

The following procedures are listed in the Approval application under the section Experimental Procedures and Monitoring. If your research includes any of the following procedures, please review the information before you begin research activities.

You will a NetID to view the procedures. To log in, use the following credentials:

Username: SUNYSB.EDU\NetID
Password: NetID Password

Where "NetID" is your NetID and "NetID Password" is your NetID Password. You can find your NetID in SOLAR and set your NetID password in SOLAR using the NetID Maintenance link. The NetID is currently also used to logon to COEUS, Blackboard and Libraries.

Calorimetry Measurements in Rats and Mice Login
Collection of Oocytes from Frogs Login
Gonadectomy in Rats and Mice Login
Guidelines For Importing Animals Login
Guidelines for Rodent Survival Surgery Login
Guidelines for Working with Animals in Stony Brook University Laboratories Login
Hybridoma Production Login
Implantation Of Drug Delivery Systems In Rodents Login
In Vitro Ascites Production - an alternative to the use of animals Login
In Vivo Micro CT (uCT) of Rodents Login
In Vivo Micro MRI of Rats or Mice Login
Large Animal Telemetry Login
Monoclonal Antibody Production in Laboratory Animals Login
Polyclonal Antibody Production in Lab Animals - Use of Freund's Adjuvant Login
Production of Subcutaneous Tumors in Rodents Login
De Novo Production of Transgenic Animals Login
Protocol for Vascular Perfusion Fixation Login
Retro-orbital Bleeding of Rodents Login
Standard Ultrasound Imaging of Rats and Mice Login
Tail Biopsies Login
Telemetry Unit Implantation in Rodents Login


Submission Deadlines

Applications are due on the 1st of each month to be put on the meeting agenda for that month.