Animal Use in Research
- avoids or minimizes discomfort, distress, and pain in experimental animals consistent with sound scientific practices
- uses the minimum number of animals necessary to obtain valid results, and
- 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.
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).
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 https://www.prevmed.sunysb.edu/ndlar/
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),
- Justification for Housing Animals in Laboratories Form
- Submit PI Lab Daily Activity Record for IACUC review. This may need to be adapted to any particular project.
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.
Applications are due on the 1st of each month to be put on the meeting agenda for that month.
- DHHS and NIH
- NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
- PHS Grants Policy Statement on Laboratory Animals and Institutional Animal Committees
- OLAW publishes second edition of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook
- Good animal care and good science go hand-in-hand - June 2008
- Medical Research with Animals: For Researchers and Institutions - June 2008
- DHHS and NIH