IACUC Policies and Guidelines


IACUC Policy I - Personal Protective Clothing for Work with Agricultural & Wildlife Animals 

IACUC Policy II - Eating, Drinking, or Using Tobacco Products in Animal Facilities 

IACUC Policy III - Personal Protective Clothing for Work with Laboratory Animals 

IACUC Policy IV - Biological Materials Used in Rodents 

IACUC Policy V - Holding Protocol and Procedures for Animals on Expired Protocols

IACUC Policy VI - Working with Wild Rodents at PSU 

IACUC Policy VII - Fish Embryo Use at PSU 

IACUC Policy VIII - The Use of Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds in Vertebrate Animals 

IACUC Policy X - Maintaining Mouse Breeding Colonies

IACUC Policy XI - Reuse of Laboratory Research Animals

IACUC Policy XII - Expired Medical Materials


IACUC Guideline 1 - Documentation of Consideration of Alternatives 

IACUC Guideline 2 - Genotyping: Tail Clipping, Ear Punch, Ear Snip 

IACUC Guideline 3 - Rules for the Care of Vertebrate Animals Containing Radioactive Material 

IACUC Guideline 4 - Use of Rodents in Ascites Production of Antibody 

IACUC Guideline 5 - Rodent Breeding Colony 

IACUC Guideline 6 - Use of Freund's Adjuvant in Animals 

IACUC Guideline 7 - Investigating Reported Animal Welfare Concerns 

IACUC Guideline 8 - Rodent Surgery Guidelines 

IACUC Guideline 9 - Guidelines for the Use of Cattle as Donors of Whole Blood 

IACUC Guideline 10 - Aquatic Guidelines 

IACUC Guideline 11 - Electrofishing Guidelines 

IACUC Guideline 12 - Guidelines for Long-Term Care and Maintenance of Animals with Permanent Rumen Fistulas at Pennsylvania State University 

IACUC Guideline 13 - Purchasing Live Laboratory Animals 

IACUC Guideline 15 - The Use of Cervical Dislocation as a Method of Euthanasia for Poultry 

IACUC Guideline 16 - The Care and Use of Agricultural Animals Housed within Intensive Laboratory Environments (ILE) 

IACUC Guideline 17 - Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns 

IACUC Guideline 18 - The Use of Physical Restraint of Research Animals 

IACUC Guideline 19 - Food or Fluid Restriction Guidelines for Traditional Laboratory Animal Species (Excluding Agricultural and Wildlife Species) 

IACUC Guideline 20 - Animal Pain and Analgesia 

IACUC Guideline 21 - Requirements for Collecting Species of Pennsylvania Fish, Amphibians or Reptiles 

IACUC Guideline 22 - Use of MS-222 (Tricaine) in the Laboratory 

IACUC Guideline 23 - Working with Wild Rodents in the Field: Minimizing Exposure to Hantavirus 

IACUC Guideline 24 - Toe Clipping Wild Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles in the Field 

IACUC Guideline 25 - Guidelines Regarding the Use of Non-Pharmaceutical-Grade Chemicals/Compounds in Laboratory Animals 

Penn State Policies

RP02 - Addressing Allegations of Research Misconduct 

RP04 - Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals 

Other Sites of Interest

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)

Association for the Assessment & Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)

Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals from the American Psychological Association

Institute for Laboratory Animals Research (ILAR)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

PSU Animal Resource Program (ARP)

PSU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

PSU Occupational Medicine (OM)

The Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange (LAWTE)

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS)