Regulations & Ethical Guides
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Animal Welfare, USDA
- Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), US Public Health Service
- US Food and Drug Administration
- US Department of Justice
- Animal Welfare Act (7 USC §§ 2131 et seq.)
- Animal Welfare Regulations
- PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- Code of Federal Regulations - USDA APHIS (9 CFR 1-3.142)
- Health Research Extension Act of 1985
- Good Laboratory Practice Act
- Controlled Substances Act
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (2011)
- Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (2010)
- ARENA/OLAW Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook (2002)
- AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition
The Public Health Service Animal Welfare Assurance is an assurance from Auburn University to the PHS that our Animal Care and Use program will adhere to assurances set forth in the approved document to ensure that AU researchers may be considered for PHS funding of animal activities.
All investigators are encouraged to review The Manual carefully as significant changes have been incorporated. You may contact the IACUC Chair or the Office of Research Compliance if there are questions regarding the policies and procedures described in The Manual. Please note that there have been significant changes in regulations (The Guide, 2011 and Ag Guide, 2010), and documentation required for accrediting bodies (AAALAC Program Description Form, 2011) which required changes to the Manual and Protocol Review Forms.
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture including the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station Outlying Units are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). AAALAC Accreditation signifies AU’s strong commitment to humane animal care and symbolizes a dedication to program excellence.