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ARAC GUIDELINES

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A. Administrative:

  1. Guidelines for Preparing USDA Annual Reports and Assigning USDA Pain & Distress Categories, Revised 12/11/13. (PDF Document, 12 pages) image of a PDF icon

  2. Guidelines for Animal Medical Record Keeping and Transfer of Records Between NIH Intramural Animal Facilities, Approved 12/10/14 (PDF Document, 4 pages) image of a PDF icon

B. Animal Care Procedures:

  1. NIH Animal Transportation Guidelines, Revised, 11/14/12.
    1a. Guidelines for NIH Rodent Transportation (PDF Document, 4 pages) image of a PDF icon
    1b. Guidelines for NIH Non-Rodent Transportation (PDF Document, 4 pages) image of a PDF icon

  2. Guidelines for Survival Bleeding of Mice and Rats, Revised 09/12/12. (PDF Document, 7 pages) image of a PDF icon

  3. Guidelines for the Genotyping of Mice and Rats, Revised 09/11/13. (PDF Document, 3 pages) image of a PDF icon

  4. Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Rodent Fetuses and Neonates, Revised 04/10/13. (PDF Document, 3 pages) image of a PDF icon

  5. Guidelines for Euthanasia of Rodents Using Carbon Dioxide, Revised 05/08/13. (PDF Document, 2 pages) image of a PDF icon

  6. Guidelines for Survival Rodent Surgery, Revised 09/12/12. (PDF Document, 6 pages) image of a PDF icon

  7. Guidelines for Diet Control in Behavioral Animal Studies, Revised 12/11/13. (PDF Document, 8 pages) image of a PDF icon

  8. Guidelines for the Use of Adjuvants in Research, Revised 04/10/13. (PDF Document, 5 pages) image of a PDF icon

  9. Guidelines for Toe Clipping of Rodents, Revised 12/11/13. (PDF Document, 1 page) image of a PDF icon

  10. Guidelines for Ascites Production in Mice, Revised 03/13/13. (PDF Document, 2 pages) image of a PDF icon

  11. Guidelines for Egg and Oocyte Harvesting in Xenopus laevis, Revised 09/11/13. (PDF Document, 3 pages) image of a PDF icon

  12. Guidelines for Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals: Responsibilities, Recognition and Alleviation, Revised 11/14/12. (PDF Document, 7 pages) image of a PDF icon

  13. Guidelines for the Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds in Laboratory Animals, Revised 04/10/13 (PDF Document, 3 pages) image of a PDF icon

  14. Guidelines for Use of Zebrafish in the NIH Intramural Research Program, Approved 05/08/13. (PDF Document, 2 pages) image of a PDF icon

  15. Guidelines for the Establishment and Use of Mouse Breeding Groups, Approved 07/11/12.  (PDF Document, 1 page) image of a PDF icon

C. Animal Care & Use Committee:

  1. Guidelines on Classifying Deficiencies Identified During Semiannual Reviews, Revised 05/11/11. (PDF Document, 2 pages) image of a PDF icon

  2. Guidelines for Responding to Animal Care & Use Complaints from Outside NIH, Reapproved 01/09/13. (PDF Document, 3 pages) image of a PDF icon
    2a. Attachment - DDIR Memorandum, Revised 03/26/10. (PDF Document, 1 page) image of a PDF icon

  3. Guideline Regarding Significant Changes to Animal Study Proposals, Revised 12/10/14. (PDF Document, 3 pages) image of a PDF icon

  4. Guidelines for Collaborative Animal Studies, Revised 02/12/14. (PDF Document, 5 pages) image of a PDF icon

  5. Guidelines for ACUC Oversight of Animal Activities in Shared and Central Facilities, Revised 12/11/13. (PDF Document, 2 pages) image of a PDF icon

  6. Guidelines for Endpoints in Animal Study Proposals, Revised 04/10/13. (PDF Document, 7 pages) image of a PDF icon

  7. Guideline for Review, Approval, & Post Approval Monitoring of Animal Study Proposals Including Designated Member Review, Revised 10/08/14. (PDF Document, 6 pages) image of a PDF icon

  8. Guidelines for ACUC Oversight of Satellite Facilities, Study Areas, Laboratories and other Animal Activity Areas, Revised 05/12/12. (PDF Document, 1 page) image of a PDF icon

  9. Guidelines for ACUC Membership, Revised 09/12/12 (PDF Document, 2 pages) image of a PDF icon

  10. Guideline for Completing the NIH Intramural Animal Study Proposal Form, Approved, 04/09/14. (PDF Document, 16 pages) image of a PDF icon

  11. Guidelines for the Select Use of Expired Medical Products, Approved 10/08/14. (PDF Document, 1 page) image of a PDF icon

  12. Guidelines for the Use of Preservative-Free Pharmaceuticals and Parenteral Fluids in Laboratory Animals, Approved 01/11/12. (PDF Document, 2 pages) image of a PDF icon

D. Facility Management:

  1. Guidelines for Housing Multiple Species of Large Laboratory Animals, Revised 11/14/12. (PDF Document, 5 pages) image of a PDF icon

  2. Guidelines for Personnel Protection in Animal Facilities, Revised 01/09/13. (PDF Document, 27 pages) image of a PDF icon

  3. Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Nonhuman Primates, Revised 09/11/13. (PDF Document, 7 pages) image of a PDF icon

  4. Guidelines for General Species Environmental Enrichment, Approved 12/11/13. (PDF Document, 4 pages) image of a PDF icon

    1. Appendix 1:  Environmental Enrichment of Rodents, Approved 12/11/13. (PDF Document, 4 pages) image of a PDF icon

    2. Appendix 2:  Environmental Enrichment (Behavioral Management) of Nonhuman Primates, Approved 12/11/13. (PDF Document, 3 pages) image of a PDF icon

  5. Guidelines for Social Housing of Rodents and Aquatic Species, Approved 12/10/14. (PDF Document, 2 pages) image of a PDF icon

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