Animal Care and Use Procedures (ACUPs) - IACUC
These ACUPs are produced and enforced to ensure the welfare of animals used in research and teaching at Cornell University. They ensure that high quality care is provided for all research animals, and that they are used in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines. Cornell faculty, researchers and their staff, animal facility personnel, and students must comply with these ACUPs. Any exemption must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to its application.
Please feel free to reference and use these ACUPs as needed but if you reference them in lectures, publications, etc. give credit where credit is due. Thank you.
These ACUPs are in PDF format; you can download a free reader from Adobe.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - CARE
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee has also established policies and guidelines to guide the use of animals in research, testing, or teaching.
Animal Welfare Concerns
100 IACUC Whistleblower Policy
110 Managing Reported Concerns Related to the Use of Animals in Research and Teaching
Education & Training
200 Education and Training for the Humane Care and Use of Animals in Research, Training, and Testing
300 Review and Approval of Applications (protocols, amendments, annual reviews) submitted to the IACUC
310 Process for Review and Approval of Protocols with Biohazardous Materials
320 Guidelines for Assigning Animals into USDA Pain and Distress Categories
330 Managing Exemptions from Standards of Care
340 Principal Investigator Eligibility for Protocols Involving the Use of Vertebrate Animals
350 Animal Work Conducted at Non-Cornell Organizations
360 Obtaining Custom Antibodies from Live Animals
400 IACUC Policy for Semi-Annual Inspections
410 Required Signage for Animal Facilities and Animal Procedure Areas
420 Review of Animal Facility Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
430 Animal Transfers and Tracking Animal Use Between Protocols
Animal Care & Procedures
500 Primary Clinical Veterinary Care Performed by Non-CARE Veterinarians
510 Protocol Refinement or Modification Under CARE Veterinarian’s Oversight
520 Transportation of Animals
530 Exportation of Rodents to Other Institutions
550 Social Housing of Animals
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - IACUC
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Animal Biosafety Procedures (ABPs) - EHS
These Animal Biosafety Procedures (ABPs) describe prudent practices, procedures, and equipment to reduce risk when performing various procedures at Animal Biosafety Level 2 (ABSL-2).