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The role of the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) is to provide research oversight and evaluation of the institution's animal care and use program and facilities by ensuring compliance with federal regulations related to the proper care, use, and humane treatment of animals used in research, testing and education. The IACUC also provides assistance to investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal research in accordance with the highest scientific and ethical principles.
Guidance:
Hazardous Materials

Forms:
Protocol Review Application (eForm)  replaces legacy ACUPRA (RTF)
Animal Care and Use Protocol Review Application (RTF)  no longer used
Exempt Non-Human Research Information Form (RTF)  no longer used
Protocol Review Application for Display of Animals (iPDF)  no longer used
Protocol Continuing Review Application (RTF)  for legacy ACUPRA only
Protocol Modification Application (RTF)  for legacy ACUPRA only
Protocol Final Report (iPDF)  for legacy ACUPRA only
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Animal Adoption Form (PDF)
Student Occupational Safety and Health Form (PDF)
Student Animal Worker Health Screening Questionnaire (PDF)

Standard Operating Procedures:
Addressing Allegations of Animal Mistreatment and/or Noncompliance
Designated Member Review Following Full Committee Review
Diet Control in Behavioral Research with Pigeons and Rats
Hurricane Evacuation Plan
Pigeon Care
Release of Animals for Adoption
Rodent & Rabbit Pain and Distress
Rodent Breeding
Rodent Euthanasia
Rodent Husbandry
Rodent Survival Surgery
Rodent Transportation

Policies & Regulations:
Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research and Instruction
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition
PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Rev. 2015
USDA Animal Care Policies
US Government Principles for Vertebrate Animal Use
Public Law 99-158, Animals in Research
Public Law 103-43, Plan for Use of Animals in Research
AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia
The Animal Welfare Act

Resources:
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (PHS)
Frequently Asked Questions - PHS Policy
USDA Animal Welfare
Responding to Freedom of Information Act Requests
Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals (APA)
ILAR - Recognizing Pain in Animals
NIH Medical Research with Animals
NIH Grant Applicant (VAS) Checklist for Vertebrate Animal Use
Guidelines to the Use of Amphibians and Reptiles in Field Research
Guidelines to the Use of Fishes in Field Research
Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research
USGS Field Manual of Wildlife Disease (Birds)
Zoonosis, Preparedness, and Public Health Training Course


[PHS-OLAW] Animal Welfare Assurance: A4376-01
[USDA] Registration: 56-R-0112

For more information on animal research at the College of Charleston, contact:
Garrett Milliken
millikeng@cofc.edu
Director, Animal Care and Use Program
College of Charleston
843-953-5443
Eileen Callahan
compliance@orga.cofc.edu
Research Protections & Compliance
Office of Research and Grants Administration
Campus Location: 407-G BellSouth (AT&T)
Telephone: (843) 953-7421
FAX: (843) 953-6577
Notice
All researchers should read the IACUP Manual before initiating an application. The manual includes instructions, definitions, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Do I need to submit an IACUC application?
If you need assistance in deciding whether or not an IACUC application is required, please refer to the Application Decision Tree
Field Permits
All investigators requiring field permits are asked to send a copy to ORGA via e-mail attachment, fax, or campus mail.
New Item
Online Animal Protocol Review Application
The paper (legacy) Animal Care and Use Protocol Review Application (ACUPRA) has been replaced by a new online eForm. The requires only a web browser to complete. A CofC Domain login is required to access the form. The application includes sections for:
* Live Animal Display Protocols
* Interactive Research Protocols
* Passive Observation of Live Animals
* Externally Obtained Biological Samples
* External Projects Approved by Another IACUC
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