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Animal Subject Care (IACUC)

California State University, Long Beach accepts the principles governing the use of live animals expressed in the regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), as well as all California regulations and statutes governing these matters. All covered live animals kept on campus for research and instructional observation are subject to the review and approval of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Nancy Lewis
Director, Research Integrity & Compliance

Protocol Applications: Preparation & Prerequisites

  1. Protocol Categories (Decision Tree - Which Form do I use?)
    1. Observation/Classroom Protocol Microsoft Word Document
    2. Field Exempt Protocol Microsoft Word Document
    3. Standard Protocol Microsoft Word Document
  2. TRAINING (see section on Lab Animal Welfare Courses)
    1. CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)
    2. Training of Research Personnel Policy

Protocol Forms and Procedures

  1. Animal Use Protocol Application Form Microsoft Word Document (Standard Protocol)
    1. Instructions for Completing the Animal Use Protocol Form
  2. Animal Observation Form (Observation/Classroom Protocol)
  3. Application for Exempt Use of Non Mammalian Vertebrate Animals During Field Studies (Field Exempt Protocol)

  4. Request for Modification of an Approved Protocol Form Microsoft Word Document
  5. Annual Report Form Microsoft Word Document
  6. Animal Transfer Request Form Microsoft Word Document
  7. Animal Purchase Request Form (online form)
    1. Animal Purchase Request Form (Downloadable Word Document)
  8. Animal Adoption Form Microsoft Word Document
  9. Request for Training Form
IACUC Policies & Resources