(5) Researcher Responsibilities
(5A) SPONSORED PROJECTS
(5B) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY
(5C) OPEN ACCESS POLICY
(5D) USE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH
(5E) ANIMAL CARE
(5F) SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT
(5G) CONSULTING POLICY
(5H) UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS
(5E) ANIMAL CARE
For a summary of recent changes to this chapter, see Chapter 9A: Summary of Recent Revisions to this Handbook.
Federal regulations require that all use of vertebrate animals must be supervised by an institutional committee to insure that the animals are humanely cared for and that their use is necessary for instructional and/or research purposes.
The Animal Research Committee or its representative periodically inspects the Animal Care Facility to see that it is operating according to the standards of housing and maintenance as specified in the federal publication “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals,” 4th Edition.
The Trinity University Animal Facility is housed in Rooms 431 and 433 of the Cowles Life Science Building. It is used to house warm-blooded animals for instructional and research purposes. The Animal Care Facility provides cages, feed and husbandry, and veterinary services for animals used for teaching and/or research use. In order for faculty members to use the Animal Care Facility or to maintain warm-blooded animals outside the facility (e.g., in a University laboratory), faculty members must petition the committee and state the species, number, caging requirements, and length of time the animals are to be held in or out of the Animal Care Facility. The petition should also state the purpose of the animals, where they are to be obtained and where and how they will be disposed of.
Purchase of animals is the responsibility of the individual faculty member or his/her department. However, if sufficient time is allowed, upon request, the Animal Care Facility will attempt to provide certain routine laboratory animals or will expand a colony of breeding stock provided by a faculty member.
All new animals brought into the Animal Care Facility must be quarantined for three weeks before they can be housed with the regular colony.
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