Program Policies

Animal Use Policies
  • Acclimatization of Research Animals Prior to Use
  • Adoption of Animals Post-Research
  • Alcohol as Disinfectant (Surgery)
  • Animal Purchases (Class A or B)
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Bilateral Eye Use
  • Cage Density Requirements (Mice)
  • Clinical Conditions Warranting Intensive Care
  • Counting Animals
  • Electronic Device Use in the Animal Facility
  • Environmental Enrichment Standards (Primates)
  • Environmental Enrichment Standards (Other than Primates)
  • Euthanasia (Mice & Rats)
  • Euthanasia (Mice Fetuses & Neonates)
  • Euthanasia (Finfish, Invertebrates, Birds)
  • Euthanasia (Other than Mice, Rats, Aquatics, Birds)
  • Frog Oocyte Collection
  • Identification of Animals (group and individual)
  • Importing Animals or Tissues into Duke
  • Medical Record Keeping
  • Notification of Hazardous Work Using Animals
  • Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Substance
  • OESO and Employee Health Requirements for Animal Handlers
  • OESO Approval of Off Campus Animal Use Activities
  • Photography of Duke-Owned Animals
  • Personal Electronic Use (iPod, etc.) in Animal Facilities
  • Protective Clothing Requirements for Animal Work
  • Q Fever (Managing the Risks of Working with Ungulates)
  • Sources of Dogs or Cats for Duke Related Research
  • Sterilization and Disinfection of Equipment
  • Surgical Disinfectants
  • Transfer of Post-Surgical Animals (Investigator to DLAR)
  • Transport of Animals Around Campus
  • Transport of Animals Through Patient Care Areas
  • Transport of Animals By DLAR
  • Tail & Toe Clipping in Mice (for Tissue Collection or Identification)
  • Top Shelf Housing of Rodents
  • Tumor Burden in Rodent (Maximum)
  • Vaporizer Maintenance and Calibration
  • Water and Feed Provision

  • Controlled Substance Use in the Animal Care & Use Program:
  • Controlled Substance Procedures
  • Controlled Substance Schedules & 4 Digit Codes
  • Federal DEA Contact
  • Forms for License Application (State and Federal)
  • Forms for Laboratory Management of C. S. in the Duke Animal Care & Use Program

  • IACUC Process Policies (including Protocol Management):
  • Administrative Center (Process for Duke Animal Program Clearance)
  • Adverse Events or Welfare Concerns (Reporting and Investigation Procedures)
  • Alternative Searches
  • Amendments (Minor or Significant) to Approved Protocols
  • Categories of Distress & Pain
  • Collaborating with Other Institutions
  • Core Services Obligations
  • Covered Species Definition
  • Extraordinary IACUC Procedures (Disaster Management)
  • Expectations of IACUC Members
  • Faculty Protocol Requirement for Work Performed Off Site (Collaborative)
  • Housing Animals in a PI Managed Housing Facility (non-DLAR)
  • Off-Site Research Involving Non-Duke Personnel
  • No Protocol Required
  • Principal Investigator Definition
  • Protection (or Release) of Protocol Related Information
  • Protocol Distribution
  • Protocol Processing (New Protocols, De Novo <3-year re-writes> Protocols, and Annual Progress Reports)
  • Required Signatures (OESO, EOHW, and Others)
  • Scientific Merit Reviews, Ethical Reviews, Humane Use Reviews
  • Semiannual Inspection Processes
  • Significant Amendment to Approved Protocols
  • Training Grant Concordance at Off Site Locations without a Duke Animal Protocol
  • Use of the DLAR Holding Protocol
  • Use of Telecommunications for Conducting IACUC Business
  • Working with Animals at Other Institutions (No Protocol Required)
  • Working with Animals at the Duke Lemur Center
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Duke & VAMC Animal Programs

  • Program Management and Monitoring Process, Positions, & References:
  • Animal Program's Code of Ethics
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Continuing Education
  • Emergency Responsibilities and Action
  • Field Work Policy (OESO)
  • Fire Alarms Occurring During Animal Experimentation
  • Minors and/or Non-Employees Working with Animals
  • PHS Policy on CO2 and Secondary Euthanasia Techniques
  • PHS Published Guidance and Policies
  • US Government Principles
  • Veterinary Authority
  • Visitation, Animal Observations, or Photography of Duke-Owned Animals
  • Vivarium Access

  • Federal Policies / Position Statements Also Applicable to the Duke Animal Care & Use Program:
  • USDA Policies
  • NIH / OLAW Position Statements
  • AAALAC Position Statements