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The Animal Welfare Regulations and Public Health Service Policy require all personnel involved with the care and use of animals must be adequately educated, trained, and/or qualified in basic principles of laboratory animal sciences to help ensure high quality science and animal well-being; and that all training of Program personnel should be documented. (Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th edition and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA, Animal Welfare 9 CFR)


Requirements for everyone who uses vertebrate animals for research, teaching, or testing

Additional Requirements for people who use the AVS Vivaria

Protocol-specific instruction:

The Principal Investigator is responsible for providing education on the specific procedures described in the IACUC-approved protocol and other education that promotes best research practices and safety. All such instruction and learning must be documented and available to the IACUC for review. Examples of protocol-specific instruction includes euthanasia procedures, survival surgery, ear tagging or notching, and genotyping.