IACUC Policies, Guidelines & SOPS

Penn State Policies

RP02 - Addressing Allegations of Research Misconduct 

RP04 - Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals 

IACUC Policies

IACUC Policy 1 - Personal Protective Clothing for Work with Agricultural & Wildlife Animals 

IACUC Policy 2 - Eating, Drinking, or Using Tobacco Products in Animal Facilities 

IACUC Policy 3 - Personal Protective Clothing for Work with Laboratory Animals 

IACUC Policy 4 - Biological Materials Used in Rodents 

IACUC Policy 5 - Holding Protocol and Procedures for Animals on Expired Protocols

IACUC Policy 6 - Working with Wild Rodents at PSU 

IACUC Policy 7 - Fish Embryo Use at PSU 

IACUC Policy 8 - The Use of Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds in Vertebrate Animals 

IACUC Policy 9 - Pending

IACUC Policy 10 - Maintaining Mouse Breeding Colonies

IACUC Policy 11 - Reuse of Laboratory Research Animals

IACUC Policy 12 - Expired Medical Materials

IACUC Guidelines 

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 14 - Not Currently in Use

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 

IACUC Standard Operating Procedures 

The following SOPs are intended for Principal Investigators who are developing or conducting protocols that involve any of the specified procedures. Specific names and locations have been redacted in the web versions of the SOPs. Versions without redactions can be requested from the Office for Research Protections after IACUC protocol approval. Send your request to ORP-IACUC@psu.edu. Please be sure to provide your name, PSU access id (abc123), e-mail address, approved IACUC protocol number and which SOP(s) you need.

Agricultural Animals

Laboratory Animals